Category Archives: Wrongful Conviction

Ex-prosecutor gets a suspension for “actions that took the criminal justice system to the abyss”

Let’s just say that the bromance between prosecutors who lie and the justice system rendering oversight to their misdeeds is as strong as ever. A Oklahoma man convicted of murder and placed on death row was later released based on … Continue reading

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Exonerations of defendants accused by bitemark dentists grows to two dozen

The passage of time has dealt the remaining believers in bite mark identification a serious blow. When the Innocence Project (IP) published this wrongful list posted here, the numbers were rather few, considering the popularity of the method of using … Continue reading

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Bite mark expert defends his methods as good for the court system without scientific validation

Use this as a counter-point to the recent Associated Press investigation on the failure of bite mark comparisons as a reliable forensic science. Over at the Bite Marks Evidence blog, David Averill posts this incredible video used in a 2011 … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: San Diego man talks about his case-ending exoneration

This is the first information regarding the comments from Uriah Courtney regarding his years in jail and attitude regarding his wrongful conviction. Another notable story is the CIP co-director Justin Brooks and a San Diego DA, Brent Neck’s comments about … Continue reading

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DNA overturns CA conviction which relied on victim influenced by law enforcement

Above is a picture of Uriah Courtney walking out of prison into the arms of his parents. The California Innocence Project at Cal Western Law School is holding a press conference today on the outcome of their efforts to exonerate … Continue reading

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Prosecution releases man after 30 years in prison. New DA now considers 1983 conviction “unjust” because 2009 DNA profiling implicates two unknown males.

Prosecutors trail of theories about defendant’s guilt in this case ranged from guilt to innocence over a 30 year period. In late 2011, Jackson County prosecutors working through cold cases sought testing for a very different reason: to find Nelson’s … Continue reading

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