- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:31
Lawyers Say DNA Clears Florida Inmate in Two Killings
- Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 19:43
- Published on Monday, 06 May 2013 13:02
Wrongfully Convicted Often Find Their Record, Unexpunged, Haunts Them
NYT 5 May 2013
In Wisconsin, Audrey Edmunds served 11 years in prison in the shaking death of an infant girl for whom she had been baby-sitting. In 2008, a mountain of new medical evidence cast so much doubt on the case that a higher court overturned her conviction and set her free. Leaving prison, Ms. Edmunds hoped that would be the end of it. But a few months later, as she applied for a secretarial job with an office-supply company, her conviction for first-degree reckless homicide popped up in a background check. Sorry, she was told. She tried to get work with an airline, but heard a similar rejection.
- Published on Saturday, 20 April 2013 09:16
American-Statesman 19 April 2013
Former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson was arrested and booked into jail and then released on bail Friday after a specially convened court found that he intentionally hid evidence to secure Michael Morton’s 1987 conviction for murder. In a blunt and scathing ruling, District Judge Louis Sturns said Anderson acted to defraud the trial court and Morton’s defense lawyers, resulting in an innocent man serving almost 25 years in prison.
- Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013 19:05