News 09.11.09

Friday Roundup: The Case Develops

Below is news on cases new and old from the week in wrongful convictions:

The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission found unanimously that

evidence suggests Gregory Taylor is in prison for a murder he didn’t commit

. A judge will now review his case.

The wrongful execution of Cameron Todd Willingham stayed in the news this week:

New Yorker reporter David Grann

discussed the Cameron Todd Willingham case on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Chicago attorney John Maki

wrote about the tunnel vision in Willingham’s case on the Huffington Post

.

A Vermont judge

granted a new trial to Eric Williams

, who was convicted of arson murder but has since said he falsely confessed.

Milwaukee police

added five more murder charges for Walter Ellis

. Chaunte Ott, who served 13 years for a murder now connected to Ellis, is

suing the city

.

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is holding

a lecture and Innocence Project fundraiser Sunday

to discuss the role of DNA in society and criminal justice.

Loyola University Chicago Professor Laura Caldwell wrote on a Chicago Crime Writers’

about the extraordinary case of  Alton Logan

– who was featured last year on CBS News’ “

60 Minutes

."

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