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Snow Files Season 2 Episode 34: Andy the Juror

Andy, a juror from Susan Claycomb’s trial, joins Tam and Ray for an in-depth interview about deliberations from her trial. Jamie’s co-defendant, Susan Claycomb was found not guilty at her trial, which was held first, and 90% of the trial was focused on the evidence against Jamie. They had to find Jamie guilty of murder in order to find Susan …

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Advocates Hoping To Exonerate Man Convicted Of Murdering His Mother At Age 14

AUGUST 24, 2021, 1:40 PM ET Advocates Hoping To Exonerate Man Convicted Of Murdering His Mother At Age 14 https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/michael-politte-convicted-of-killing-rita-politte-hopes-for-exoneration?fbclid=IwAR0Hi1h1PJ31hSsrdQecbkn6RgpkOenCscXCTHHzCx40NBOyPglzdM5vYOI Lawyers have filed a petition with hopes of overturning the conviction of a man imprisoned for murdering his mother more than 20 years ago. Michael Politte, now 37, is serving a life sentence at a state prison in Missouri for the …

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Recently Exonerated Black Man Reaches $2 Million Settlement With Prosecutors

On Tuesday, Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams announced that prosecutors have reached a settlement in the civil rights lawsuit with Robert Jones, who was wrongfully convicted for crimes in 1992 and 1996. According to the Associated Press, Williams said that Jones will receive $2 million over the course of six years. The settlement was reached after New Orleans prosecutors weighed the …

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‘It’s like everything lifted’: Paul Shane Garrett exonerated of murder charges 21 years later

Paul Shane Garrett is a free man, 21 years after a murder investigators now say he was falsely convicted of committing.  Garrett, 48, was convicted of manslaughter in 2003 in connection with the 2000 North Nashville killing of Velma Tharpe, 30. On Wednesday, Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Angelita Dalton accepted a motion to dismiss all charges against Garrett.  The moment marked the last step in a yearslong …

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Two men were exonerated in separate cases on the same day in Louisiana

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/men-exonerated-separate-cases-day-louisiana-79403822 CHALMETTE, La. — Two men were exonerated in separate cases on the same day in Louisiana, allowing them to be released from prison after serving a combined 35 years behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. Jarvis Ballard and Darvin Castro Santos had their convictions overturned Aug. 2, according to Innocence Project New Orleans, which represented both men. The …

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