It was a momentous week at the Innocence Project, but aside from Freddie Peacock becoming the 250th DNA exoneree in the nation, stories of injustice, exoneration and reform continued to pop up around the world.
Innocence Project client Dean Cage
appeared on the Dr. Phil show
this week to discuss life after exoneration and the issue of eyewitness misidentification.
The widow of a murder victim in Albuquerque is
suing the city police department
, alleging that her husband was killed in part because the department had arrested the wrong people for a crime committed by the alleged perpetrator of the murder. If police hadn't been sidetracked by a false confession, she says, they could have prevented her husband's murder.
Innocence Project client Marvin Anderson was included in the
NAACP's Unsung Heroes of Black History Month
Three exonerees spoke
at a Midwest Innocence Project fundraising on Wednesday. Ken Kezer talked about the difficulties of building a life after exoneration.
The award-winning play "The Exonerated"
in Long Beach, California.
For more forensic news, check out the Just Science Coalition's
weekly forensic roundup
, updated each Friday.