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European Court of Human Rights begins investigation process preceding consideration of Amanda Knox criminal slander appeal*

Amanda Knox’s appeal to the European Court of Human Rights over her mistreatment by the Italian authorities has been posted on HUDOC, the official ECHR website. This means that the submission has been accepted and the case will be considered. This is another step on the road to her complete exoneration and public acknowledgment of the abuse that she was …

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Denny Petitt’s Death Highlights The Suffering Caused By Wrongful Convictions

Justice for Illinois Wrongfully Convicted has announced the sad news that Denny Petitt passed away yesterday in Menard Correctional Center. Denny was wrongfully convicted in 2010 of the murder of his brother. Denny’s ex-wife Donna, and daughter, Kelly, have fought tirelessly over the past six years to get his case overturned. When Kelly recently learned about her father’s illness, she …

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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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