Innocence Cases

Feb 11, 2013
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Ted Kuhl In 1997, Ted Kuhl was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering his girl friend, Janet Nivinski, in Loves Park, Illinois. Reporter Harriet Ford presents the case for his innocence. by Harriet Ford Just after midnight on December 6, 1996, Janet...
Dec 3, 2012
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Rachel Nickell, Andre Hanscombe and their son Alex in the park Not even Scotland Yard’s famed Murder Squad is immune from locking in on one suspect to the exclusion of all others and allowing its conceit to permit a serial rapist and murderer to stay at large for years after...
Aug 13, 2012
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The statue of Lady Justice at Dublin Castle Justice on Trial is a landmark study of prosecutorial misconduct conducted by the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University School of Law and released in October of 2010. In 2007, a California Court of...
May 21, 2012
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Farah Jama (L) Farah Jama, a 21-year-old Somali immigrant in Australia was convicted – based on contaminated DNA evidence – of raping a woman he had never met at a bar in Melbourne he had never been to. His exoneration, after 16 months in prison, led to important reforms in...
Apr 2, 2012
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Sadamichi Hirasawa poisoned 16 people for the equivalent of a few hundred pounds in cash. Or did he? by Robert Walsh Just before closing time at the Teigin Bank in the suburbs of Tokyo, on January 26th, 1948, a nondescript and middle-aged man walked in through the front...
Jan 30, 2012
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from the recently released book Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper by J. Patrick O’Connor, editor of Crime Magazine.  Published in January of 2012 by Strategic Media Books, Scapegoat is available at...
Jul 18, 2011
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An excerpt from Peter Manso’s recently published book Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen. by Peter Manso Introduction The American murder trial as a metaphor for the nation as a whole has become, in recent years, almost a cliché....
May 16, 2011
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Kathleen Marshall Andrew Fitzherbert was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on the basis of DNA evidence alone.  His case shows that it is often not the technology or the science but the supervising biologist’s subjective interpretation of the results that is the...
Nov 13, 2010
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South Kansas City Blast Siteby J.J. Maloney On Oct. 30, 1998 the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the appeal of five defendants convicted of causing the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988. The defendants, Darlene Edwards, Frank Sheppard, Earl (Skip) Sheppard...
Nov 13, 2010
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The Firefighters Fountain in Kansas City United States Court of Appeals for the eighth circuit ___________   No. 97-2935 ___________ United States of America, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. Darlene M. Edwards, Defendant - Appellant.  Appeals from the United...

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