Lona Manning

Oct 14, 2009
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Updated Sept 23, 2003 Madalyn Murray O'Hair When atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, her son, and granddaughter mysteriously disappeared from their Austin, Tex., home in 1995, the police didn't lift a finger to find the family that had taken God out of America. Five years went by...
Oct 14, 2009
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January 1, 2007 Interstate 40 and the Arkansas River May 26, 2002 They can look you in the eye, win your trust and melt your heart. They can lie about the past, the present, and the future. They are chameleons, changing names and identities as easily as we change our outfits...
Oct 14, 2009
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April 3, 2003 Updated  Feb. 6, 2004 John SchneebergerIt's said that the Royal Canadian Mounties always get their man -- but in this case justice was delayed for seven years, and the doctor might never have answered for his crimes if it hadn't been for one very...
Oct 13, 2009
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January 15, 2006 Photo credit: New York World-Telegram and Sun archives, Library of Congress. Long before 9/11 became the date most identified with terrorism, New York's Wall Street District suffered through a massive bombing on September 16, 1920 that shocked the world....
Oct 13, 2009
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March 4, 2007 More than seven decades after his execution for committing "the crime of the century," Bruno Richard Hauptmann still has his defenders and sympathizers. by Lona Manning As Bruno Richard Hauptmann counted down the days to his execution at the State Prison in...
Oct 13, 2009
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Who are they? These images are a sampling of unidentified victims profiled on The Doe Network. There are thousands of unnamed corpses in the United States, so-called John and Jane Does who have turned up over the last few decades in woods, rivers, alleys and dumpsters...
Oct 13, 2009
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Updated January 14, 2007 Kelly Michaels The Wee Care case that sentenced Kelly Michaels to prison for 47 years was typical of the child-abuse hysteria that gripped the United States in the 1980s. At the peak of the frenzy of the great day-care witch hunt, it was the day-...
Oct 10, 2009
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Updated Oct. 16, 2006 Mary and Robert Halsey The courtroom testimony of twin 8-year-old boys – a concoction of fantasy and fear – led to a life sentence for Robert Halsey in 1993. In 2004 the National Center for Reason and Justice took up his case, but all of its appeals...
Oct 10, 2009
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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter The movie The Hurricane portrays Rubin "Hurricane" Carter as a black man wronged by a racist justice system. But Carter is a fraud and so was the movie, from beginning to end. by Lona Manning Most people who know about the Hurricane Carter case...
Sep 12, 2009
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December 6, 2002 Updated: June 7, 2013 Nancy Smith, center, with her four teenage children.  The ritual abuse hysteria that swept across the United States in the 1980s and early 1990s resulted in hundreds of innocent people being wrongfully convicted of committing a...