Category Archives: William Richards Exoneration Case

Who will pay Bill Richards for 23 years in prison? Answer: California taxpayers

The Richards’ Bitemark Here is the latest video about how Bill Richards was rounded up and convicted of murdering his wife in 1993. DNA said otherwise and also debunked a litany of shoddy forensic work by the San Bernardino Sheriffs … Continue reading

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#CA12 Bill Richards sues San Bernardino as its DA controls state compensation board

Bill Richards also has years of medical neglect and medical malpractice by the California Department of Corrections and ‘Rehabilitation’ to deal with in addition to the incarceration compensation. Getting restitution from the state compensation board can still be  a non-starter and only allows … Continue reading

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Anti-PCAST District Attorney Says Bitemark Analysis Opponents Are “Flawed”

This National DA Assoc president works in San Bernardino County, among other things a place where bitemarks helped put an innocent Bill Richards in prison for 23 years. Ramos (campaigning for California’s Attorney General post and pro death penalty) has … Continue reading

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Exonerations in the News: the myth of “worst of the worst”

Justin Brooks and Brian Banks From the WrongfulConvictionsBlog Michigan Radio: Poor and black more likely to be wrongfully convicted… Star Tribune: Innocence Project questions Thomas Rhodes’ murder conviction in wife’s death near Spicer… Nebraska Radio Network: Kirk Bloodsworth brings his … Continue reading

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TV Interview with Bill Richards on his 23 year conviction dismissal. #XONR8

See the KTLA TV interview with Bill Richards and his @CA_Innocence team minutes after San Bernardino DAs Mike Ramos and Michael Risley reluctantly dismiss all murder charges.

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Advancing forensic science by the California Supreme Court took 7 years

A “unique bitemark” proved Bill Richards’ guilt 2016 Seven years after being exonerated and 23 years in prison, Bill Richards, due to the CA SC’s most recent opinion, now waits in jail. The DA of San Bernardino County has 60 days … Continue reading

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The expanding Constitutional Rights of a defendant to expect reliable forensic evidence

The US Constitution may have alot to say about Bill Richard’s right to fair trial, including any forensic evidence. It wasn’t always that way. Here is Virginia law professor Brandon Garrett providing a very complete look at the blend of trending … Continue reading

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More bitemark defenders talk about “throwing babies out of bathtubs” and their expertise

For educational purposes only This copyrighted Wall St Journal article gives us what the Texas Forensic Sci Commission is up to regarding bitemark cases. What’s notable are some quotes from the bitemark advocates. They never say something like “we don’t … Continue reading

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Courts are unprepared for this: The Conundrum of Outdated #Forensic Science and Recanting Experts

From the Marshall Project 5.28.15 In the spring of 2013, the Texas Legislature passed a law that was hailed as the first of its kind in the country. The law expressly allows the state’s Court of Criminal Appeals to grant a … Continue reading

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The personal dangers of protecting the innocent and underprivileged around the world : Similar issues exist in the US.

Civil rights and humanitarian legal advocacy is “The most dangerous job in law.” Prison, exile and worse exists around the world for legal advocates.  These stories make the pushback in the US against forensic and judicial reform seem paltry in … Continue reading

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