News 08.05.10

Friday Roundup: Exonerations, Civil Suits and a New Era of Justice


Is the release of Michael Anthony Green a sign of a new era of justice in Houston?



A Michigan man who was wrongfully convicted of rape and murder and spent over a year behind bars

will receive a $2 million settlement in his civil case

.

Prosecutors say DNA evidence from a previous robbery has

linked a Louisiana man to a March murder

.

The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern University

has begun an investigation

into the case of an El Paso man who was just 16 years old when he was convicted of a double-murder he says he didn’t commit.

North Carolina exoneree Ronald Cotton and crime victim Jennifer Thompson will discuss their book “Picking Cotton” on

August 17

at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library in Hickory, NC.

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