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Supporters For The Wrongfully Convicted Gather At Columbia Missouri’s Earth Day 2016 Festival

Family members, friends, and supporters of Missouri’s wrongfully convicted came together to spread their message at Columbia Missouri’s Earth Day 2016 festival this past Sunday.  The event was a powerful showing of unity between all who participated. The video below was filmed by Matt Akins. It provides a nice recap of the event. For more information on the cases represented at the …

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“Making a Murderer” is bringing attention to wrongful convictions and creating wave of new advocates

Historically, the wrongfully convicted have been largely ignored in the United States, but over the past decade the landscape has been slowly shifting. New exonerations regularly flood our news feeds, making the topic difficult to ignore. A week rarely goes by without hearing the news that another victim of wrongful conviction has been set free, often after spending decades of …

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Russ Faria Sues State Farm For Giving Wife’s Life Insurance To Pam Hupp

Russ Faria has filed a civil lawsuit against State Farm, accusing the company of giving his deceased wife’s life insurance to the wrong person. State Farm paid out the claim to a woman named Pam Hupp, an alleged friend of Faria’s wife, Betsy. Strangely, Hupp became the beneficiary of Betsy Faria’s life insurance policy just four days before her murder. …

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Jamie Snow Petition: Allow DNA testing that could prove innocence

Jamie Snow Petition: Allow DNA testing that could prove innocence Update April 13, 2016 — Recall, in the DNA motion (and petition), we have asked for discovery in addition to the request for testing. This is because we have continued to discover documents through Freedom of Information Act requests that were not disclosed to Jamie prior to his trial. This will …

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Is Brian Peixoto Being Punished By MCI Concord Prison For Proclaiming His Innocence?

Brian Peixoto was convicted in 1996 for the murder of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son Christopher Affonso, Jr. Peixoto is currently being housed at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord (MCI Concord), where he is serving a life sentence without parole. Peixoto has always strongly proclaimed his innocence, and he is grateful that he has not been alone in his fight …

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Illinois Senator Calls For More Teens To Have A Lawyer During Police Interrogations

An Illinois lawmaker want teenagers accused of murder to have a lawyer present when questioned by law enforcement. State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, D-Chicago, discusses her bill at a press conference. On the right is Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago. Credit Sarah Mueller WUIS The popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” has turned the public’s attention to issues like false confessions …

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