News 09.26.08

Friday digest

A few cases we didn’t get a chance to write about this week on the blog. If you have tips for blog posts, send them our way at

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National Public Radio reported on a Texas case where the family of Timothy Cole, an innocent man who died in prison, is seeking his posthumous exoneration based on DNA evidence of his innocence. The victim in the crime, who misidentified Cole at his trial, is working closely with his family, and the NPR story features an interview with Innocence Project of Texas Chief Counsel Jeff Blackburn.

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The mother of a murder victim is

working with the man convicted of killing her daughter to prove his innocence

. She has long suspected that the wrong man was convicted, and as more evidence points to his innocence, she is helping to support his appeals.

Prosecutors in Florida are

asking that a judge deny William Dillon’s request for a new trial

, which he filed after DNA testing on a key piece of evidence pointed to his innocence.

A 22-year-old man North Carolina was

free for the first time since eighth grade

, after a judge threw out his conviction.

And Innocence Project Attorney Vanessa Potkin spoke this week with radio KBMS in Oregon.

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