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David Thorne Case Update

This article was originally published in the Injustice Anywhere 2018 Spring Newsletter. By Sue Gless Thorne David Thorne was wrongfully convicted in January, 2000 in the death of Yvonne Layne.  David was accused and convicted of hiring Joseph Wilkes, a teenaged friend, to murder his former girlfriend.  David has always maintained his innocence.   Joseph Wilkes recanted his confession. Once David’s appeals …

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The 2018 Injustice Anywhere Spring Newsletter Is Now Online

According to the National Registry of Exonerations, courts in the United States overturned 139 wrongful convictions in 2017. Sixty percent of the exonerations in 2017 were a result of official misconduct. That is the highest number of convictions overturned because of misconduct ever to be documented in a calendar year. It is disturbing to know that honesty and integrity could …

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The Next Legal Step in the Amanda Knox Case: The European Court of Human Rights

  In the next legal step for Amanda Knox, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), on a date currently unknown, will issue a judgment in the case of Amanda Marie Knox v. Italy. Amanda Knox and her then boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, in a series of trials were convicted, acquitted, convicted, and then finally and definitively acquitted March 27, 2015 …

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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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Jamie Snow 7th Annual Postcards In The Park Event To Take Place This Sunday

The time has come once again for the annual Jamie Snow Postcards in the Park event. The event, which is now in its seventh year, is hosted by Free Jamie Snow and Justice for Illinois Wrongfully Convicted. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. The location remains the same. Supporters will meet once again in Miller …

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Judge to decide if Mississippi should put Jeffrey Havard to death for a crime that never happened

Jeffrey “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. Havard has stated from the beginning that the infant slipped from his arms while lifting her from the tub, causing her head to hit a nearby toilet. There is no evidence whatsoever to support a …

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