News 10.21.11

Friday Roundup: Appeals Granted, Charges Dismissed

The Ohio Supreme Court has

granted a death row inmate’s appeal

for new DNA testing after initial appeals were denied.


The ACLU argued before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

that a death row inmate should be given a new trial due to prosecutorial misconduct in his case.

Prosecutors in South Carolina

abruptly dismissed murder charges

against two men after witness testimony and other evidence that raised doubts of guilt.

A Kansas judge

dismissed a rape conviction

after several people signed sworn documents stating that the victim said her allegations were false.

Lawmakers in Connecticut

discussed the shortcomings of eyewitness identification

with expert Dr. Gary Wells.

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