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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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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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Illinois Senator Calls For More Teens To Have A Lawyer During Police Interrogations

An Illinois lawmaker want teenagers accused of murder to have a lawyer present when questioned by law enforcement. State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, D-Chicago, discusses her bill at a press conference. On the right is Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago. Credit Sarah Mueller WUIS The popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” has turned the public’s attention to issues like false confessions …

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Judges For Justice Releases Video Detailing Christopher Tapp False Confession

Christopher Tapp was convicted in 1998 of raping and killing 18-year-old Idaho Falls resident, Angie Dodge, in 1996. The only evidence in the case was a confession by Tapp which is arguably false. Tapp’s confession has all the signs of an unreliable coerced confession. Many people, including the victim’s mother believe Tapp is innocent of the crime. Judges for Justice advocates for Tapp and has …

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Will Science Free Jeffrey Havard?

Injustice Anywhere Radio discusses the Jeff Havard case with Attorney Jen Fitzgerald and advocate Lori Howard. Jeff Havard currently sits wrongfully convicted on death row in Mississippi for the sexual assault and murder of his girlfriend’s six-month-old daughter, Chloe Britt. The truth is the infant slipped from Jeff’s arms while lifting her from the tub, causing her head to hit the …

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Judge to determine whether Russ Faria should be granted a new trial

Originally posted on Ground Report A hearing is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015, to decide if Russ Faria should be granted a new trial based on the finding of new evidence. In 2014, Faria’s defense team filed a motion with the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals to motion for remand to file motion for a new trial based …

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