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.
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.