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Wrongful Convictions

The right to a fair trial and the right to a defence

Would you go into a boxing ring against a tough opponent with both hands tied behind your back?  The question is so ridiculous that it hardly needs an answer.  Yet apparently that is the way some people think courts should be run.  They believe that an accused person should have no recourse to defence. Serious crimes happen every day.  Police …

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The David Thorne Case To Be Featured On New A&E Series

The David Thorne case will be featured on a new A&E series “Dead Again” from executive producer Dick Wolf. “Dead Again” premieres Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. David Thorne was convicted in January of 2000, and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, for allegedly hiring an acquaintance to kill his son’s mother, Yvonne Layne, in March …

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The Cameron Todd Willingham Case: Did Texas Execute An Innocent Man?

This week, Injustice Anywhere Radio discussed the Cameron Todd Willingham Case with attorney Michael Scadron and New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Mark Olshaker. Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted in 1992 of igniting a fire in his home in 1991 that killed his three young daughters, and was sentenced to death in Texas. Willingham insisted that he was …

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The Brian Peixoto Case: Did Misdiagnosis Lead To Wrongful Conviction?

This week, Injustice Anywhere Radio discussed the Brian Peixoto case in Massachusetts with advocate Lisa Munger. Brian Peixoto was convicted in 1996 for the murder of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son Christopher Affonso, Jr., and sentenced to life in prison in Massachusetts. Peixoto was 26 years old at the time of his arrest. He had been dating the 3-year-old’s mother Ami Sneed for …

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Kirstin Blaise Lobato Update: Oral Arguments Scheduled for September 9th

This update was provided by : www.justice4kirstin.com Oral Arguments Before the Nevada Supreme Court Scheduled for September 9th at 11:30 AM PST The Nevada Supreme Court has granted a motion to allow for a continuance for the oral arguments requested in Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s case. These are now scheduled for September 9, 2014 at 11:30am PST in Carson City, NV. You can watch …

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North Carolina Court Releases Two Men Imprisoned for 30 Years

(Lumberton, N.C) — Two North Carolina men were released from prison last week after having spent more than 30 years behind bars for a crime that the courts and prosecutors now believe they did not commit. Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown had both spent time on North Carolina’s death row for the 1983 murder of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie. …

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