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California Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence Due to Prosecutorial Misconduct

The California Supreme Court reversed Miguel Bacigalupo’s death sentence Monday finding that the prosecution failed to turn over evidence that would probably have led to a sentence of life-without-parole. Bacigalupo was convicted of the 1983 murders of two brothers in … Continue reading

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Vermont’s First DNA Exoneration

John Grega, 50, walked out of a Vermont prison Wednesday after spending 18 years in prison for a murder he always said he didn’t commit. Grega was convicted in 1995 of murdering his wife, Christine, but recently, new DNA evidence … Continue reading

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Court Rules Virginia Death Row Inmate Should Get New Trial

Justin Michael Wolfe is one step closer to being exonerated from Virginia’s death row. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Wolfe a new trial because prosecutors withheld evidence. Owen Barber IV accused Wolfe of hiring him to kill Wolfe’s … Continue reading

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Plight of Maryland Man Illustrates Need for Prompt DNA Testing

K’vaughn Hines, 19, was charged with rape in January and spent more than four months behind bars before a DNA test exonerated him. His attorney, James Shalleck, told the Maryland Gazette, “This is a case of an example of why … Continue reading

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California Innocence Project Petitions Attorney General to Release Innocent Man

Daniel Larsen’s weapons conviction was overturned by a federal judge two years ago and yet he still remains in prison. This month Larsen’s supporters delivered over 100,000 petition signatures to California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking her to release Larsen. … Continue reading

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Ex-Judges and Former Prosecutors Join Fight Against Prosecutorial Misconduct

A coalition of retired federal judges and former U.S. attorneys filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear a case to overturn an Eleventh Circuit ruling which they claim will “allow serious prosecutorial misconduct to be excused and, … Continue reading

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Indiana Woman Gets New Trial Due to Fire Science Failure

Kristine Bunch will get a new trial in the death of her three-year-old son after the Indiana Supreme Court refused to overturn a lower court decision. Bunch was convicted in 1996 after prosecutors argued that she used kerosene to start … Continue reading

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Innocence Project of Texas Investigating Arson Cases For Junk Science

At the request of the Texas Forensic Science Commission, Jeff Blackburn, chief counsel for the Innocence Project of Texas is examining over one thousand arson cases to weed out any that might be based on the same bad forensic science … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney Investigation: Five People Convicted in 1995 New York Cabbie Killing are Innocent

Five people, Devon Ayers, Michael Cosme, Eric Glisson, Carlos Perez and Cathy Watkins, were all convicted of the murder of a cab driver in the Bronx in 1995. An article in New York magazine even focused on the investigation with … Continue reading

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Alameda County Prosecutor Gets Job Back After Committing Misconduct

Alameda County deputy district attorney Danielle London is back working in the district attorney’s charging office even after admitting she illegally recorded a conversation between a defendant and defense expert. London had been put on administrative leave in May but … Continue reading

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