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Pinocchio Law Keeps Jeffrey Havard on Death Row Despite His Innocence

[Havard] argues… “newly discovered evidence debunking shaken baby syndrome proves he is actually innocent of capital murder.” [The state] disagrees. “But first, [the state] would note that actual innocence does not entitle [Jeff Havard] to relief.  ‘Actual innocence is a gateway claim made by petitioners in order to receive review of an otherwise procedurally barred claim.’ Pruitt, 2013 WL3479422 at 2 (ND …

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McLean County Illinois: Does Innocence Matter?

Injustice Anywhere Radio recently discussed an upcoming event in McLean County, Illinois, called “Does Innocence Matter?,” with event organizers Tam Alex and Andrew DuBois. The Does Innocence Matter? event will shine a spotlight on the history of police and prosecutorial misconduct in McLean County, while highlighting several cases including the Jamie Snow case, an Injustice Anywhere featured case. Jamie Snow was wrongfully …

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Injustice Anywhere Radio Discusses New Evidence in Jeffrey Havard Case

Jeffrey 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 toilet. Chloe’s death was a tragic accident, not a murder. Jeffrey Havard is innocent. There …

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Inconsistencies and Key Facts in the David Thorne Case

The David Thorne case has many of the classic tell tale signs of a wrongful conviction – tunnel vision, poor evidence collection at crime scene, poor defense representation, coerced witnesses and lies. A lie can be so powerful in a criminal case. Evidenced by the many convictions overturned in recent years, we now know that many of them were built …

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Advocate Tammy Alexander & Attorney Jen Fitzgerald Discuss the Jamie Snow Case With Injustice Anywhere Radio

Advocate Tammy Alexander, Attorney Jen Fitzgerald, and Bill Clutter, the founder of Investigating Innocence, discussed the Jamie Snow case this week with Bruce Fischer on the Injustice Anywhere Radio program. Jamie Snow was wrongfully convicted in 2001 for the 1991 murder of William Little, a gas station attendant in Bloomington, Illinois. Jamie is currently serving a life sentence without the …

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