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Judge rules men locked up for 1996 double murder were wrongfully convicted

Three men who spent the past 24 years behind bars for the double slaying of an off-duty NYPD cop and Queens businessman were ordered freed from prison Friday — after a judge ruled they were wrongfully convicted. The Queens District Attorney’s Office and defense lawyers for Rohan Bolt, 59, George Bell, 44, and Gary Johnson 46, had filed a joint …

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63-year-old man exonerated for 4 wrongful convictions in 1981, released from prison

11Alive News Primetime LAGRANGE, Ga. — The Georgia Innocence Project, together with Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herb Cranford Jr., has been able to secure the exoneration of a 63-year-old man for four separate wrongful convictions for a series of violent sexual assaults in LaGrange, Ga., in 1981. Terry Talley walked out of Dooly State Prison on Feb. 23, 2021, marking the end of more …

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Detroit man convicted of a murder he said he didn’t commit is freed

Detroit Free Press Unreliable testimony in a 1994 trial sent Larry Smith, a Detroit man, to prison for 26 years for a murder he said he didn’t commit. Smith was freed Thursday, despite a justice system glitch — this time an information technology issue — that could have postponed his release. All of the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice computer services were down, the …

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17 YEARS AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF A GRISLY MURDER IN VEGAS, KIRSTIN LOBATO SEES HER CHARGES DISMISSED

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/29/las-vegas-murder-kirstin-lobato-wrongful-conviction/ ON DECEMBER 29, more than a decade after she was first sent to prison in Nevada for a murder she did not commit, Kirstin Blaise Lobato saw the charges against her dismissed. “It is the end to her nearly 17-year nightmare,” said Vanessa Potkin, director of post-conviction litigation for the Innocence Project, which took on Lobato’s case. “It’s over.” Lobato …

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THE WAR OF WORDS

For the past five years I was part of an international group of professionals and laypersons who insisted on the public’s right-to-know regarding Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox & Raffaele Sollecito’s case as it played out in Italy. The international group helping the Knox and Sollecito families are collectively known as the Supporters, the Innocentisti, the Pro-Innocence People (PIP) or the …

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