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November 1, 2007, Via Della Pergola 7, Perugia, Italy, about 9:30pm.  All Saint’s Day would end with the tragic death of Meredith Kercher, an exchange student from Leeds University in the United Kingdom.  Meredith, a London native, dreamed of a year abroad and planned to follow her father’s footsteps and become a writer. She had been in Perugia approximately 45 …

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“To say that Amanda embraced the experience as a growing up exercise is a step too far. In my judgement Amanda is loyal, principled, honest, trusting and inherently a private person. It took her (and all of us) a long time to understand that this prosecution was not a cock-up; it was a conspiracy from the start. How deep and …

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The Third Murder Trial of David Camm Draws to a Close

This article was originally published on Ground Report by Joseph Bishop, and has been re-published here based on the guidelines of the  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. In just a few weeks a jury in Lebanon, Indiana will deliver a verdict on the guilt or innocence of David Camm. He is the former Indiana State Trooper who has spent the last …

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DNA and the law in Italy: the experience of “the Perugia case”

By Carla Vecchiotti and Silvia Zoppis This article was originally published on frontiersin.org. Laboratory of Forensic Genetics, Section of Legal Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Histology, Forensic Medicine and Orthopaedics, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy  Today DNA analyses represent a method of exceptional importance for the resolution of judicial cases. On the one hand, they allow courts to secure criminal convictions, while on …

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Jeffrey Havard Speaks Out About Recent Motion Requesting That His Case Be Sealed

The State of Mississippi filed a motion on August 26,  requesting that the Jeffrey Havard case be sealed.  You can read more about the motion here.  The State’s motion was baseless and was  rightfully denied  by Federal Judge Kieth Starrett.  You can view Judge Starrett’s denial here. Jeffrey Havard has now written a new blog post discussing his concerns with the State’s …

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Nyki Kish’s Mother, Christine Bivens, Discusses Nyki’s Case With Injustice Anywhere Radio

Nicole “Nyki” Kish was wrongfully convicted on March 1, 2011, of second degree murder for the stabbing death of Ross Hammond in Toronto, Canada, on August 8, 2007. Nyki’s mother, Christine Bivens, and English solicitor, Clive Wismayer, recently discussed the details of Nyki’s case with Bruce Fischer on the Injustice Anywhere Radio Program. Please visit www.freenyki.org and www.injustice-anywhere.org to learn …

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