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Men imprisoned since 2006 get new trial after Cleveland police officers contradict fellow officers’ testimony

cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — An appeals court granted a new trial for two men who spent the last 14 years in prison for the shooting of two people and the attempted shooting of a Cleveland police officer. The unanimous decision issued Thursday by the 8th District Court of Appeals found that Cleveland police and Cuyahoga County prosecutors denied Kenny Phillips …

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Supporters of ‘Making a Murderer’s’ Brendan Dassey continue to plea for his freedom, but is it a hopeless cause?

Appleton Post-Crescent Brendan Dassey, who is serving life in prison for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach,  failed in 2018 to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case. In December 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said he wouldn’t consider commuting Dassey’s sentence. But Dassey’s legal team and his many supporters nationally and internationally insist his quest for freedom isn’t …

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New Podcast Presents The Wrongful Conviction Of Jamie Snow And How They Got Away With It

Coming March 2nd! We are excited to announce the “Snow Files” podcast, presented by Injustice Anywhere! A deep dive into the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow, and how McLean County got away with it. A True Crime story told by the defendant from Stateville Prison in Joliet, Illinois. An eye opening presentation of the 1991 cold case murder of Bill …

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Adam Braseel argues new evidence shows wrongful conviction. Prosecutors say so what?

Adam Braseel says new evidence shows he’s serving life for a dead man’s crime. Grundy County prosecutors say too little, too late. Braseel, 36, has spent 12 years in prison so far for the killing of Malcolm Burrows, 60, on a rural roadside near Tracy City. A judge could hear his bid for a new trial next month. ‘No objective similarity’ Burrows’ killer beat …

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Patrick Pursley acquitted in Rockford murder retrial

rrstar.com ROCKFORD — Patrick Pursley, who spent 23 years in prison for the murder of Andy Ascher, was acquitted of the charges on Wednesday after a retrial. Some courtroom spectators burst into applause as Judge Joe McGraw announced his decision, citing concerns about ballistics evidence used during Pursley’s first murder trial. McGraw said prosecutors had “not met their burden” in …

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Rodney Lincoln Has Now Spent Nearly 36 Years Behind Bars As An Innocent Man

This article was originally published on April 3, 2018, in the Injustice Anywhere 2018 Spring Newsletter. By supporters of Rodney Lincoln The Rodney Lincoln case has had some promising moments in the last several years but all with disappointing results. As we approach the 36th anniversary of his arrest on May 23rd, he is still behind bars. 74 years old, in …

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