News 04.01.11

Friday Roundup: False Confession, Compensation and the Death Penalty

A

New York court ruled

that exoneree

Doug Warney

, who spent nearly a decade behind bars before DNA evidence proved him innocence in a false confession case, can sue the state for restitution even though he made a confession in the case.

A new bill in Texas calls for a

two year moratorium

on the death penalty to ensure innocent people aren’t executed. 

A Florida judge has

vacated a rape conviction

for a man who spent 17 years in prison based on newly tested DNA evidence.

Nebraska exoneree

Joseph White

who spent 19 years in prison for a murder he did not commit before DNA proved his innocence, was

killed in an accident

at work in Alabama.

New York exoneree

Alan Newton

spoke to

students at NYU’s Wasserman Center

about his wrongful conviction that lead to 21 years behind bars before DNA testing proved his innocence.

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