Trials

Oct 13, 2009
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Updated 3/12/07 Emmett Till The brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 galvanized the fledgling civil rights movement like no other killing of a black by white racists before it. After an all-white, all-male jury acquitted Till's two killers, the...
Oct 13, 2009
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March 3, 2008 updated July 25, 2008Marty Tankleff and Parents After serving 17 years for the 1988 murders of his adoptive parents, Marty Tankleff's conviction was overturned by an appellate court in December, 2007. On July 1, 2008, New York State Attorney General Andrew...
Oct 13, 2009
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March 29, 2009 Wrongly accused? Omar Raddad stands outside the courthouse. French justice can be quite curious. After being pardoned but not exonerated in the murder of his employer, Omar Raddad risked being re-imprisoned by asking for a new trial to clear his name....
Oct 10, 2009
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Updated Dec. 19, 2007 Belton Missouri The story of Jeffrey Gardner, a young man sentenced to prison for shooting an abusive husband who was threatening his wife with a knife.After the printing of this story, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, on March 2, 1999...
Apr 29, 2009
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Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton DuelAaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the most star-crossed political foes in U.S. history, joined together in 1800 to defend a man accused – and all but convicted in the court of public opinion – of the murder of his fiancée. by Doris...

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