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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