News 08.19.11

Friday Roundup: Revisiting Old Cases and Rebuilding Lives

Two decades after nine people were killed at an Arizona Buddhist temple,

controversy still surrounds the investigation and convictions in the case

.

Four years after being exonerated from Tennessee’s death row,

Innocence Project client Paul House is thriving at home

.

A Missouri court has

thrown out a prisoner’s murder conviction

14 years into his sentence due to false and misleading testimony in his trial and the incompetence of his trial attorney.

The state of Texas

has scheduled a fourth execution date for Hank Skinner

, which could be too late for him to  request DNA testing under a new state law. The California State Legislature

is considering a bil

l that could revisit life prison terms handed down to juveniles after they have served 15 years.

After six years behind bars, a Minnesota man convicted of murder

was released on bail

after being granted a new trial.

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