News 06.14.07

Larry Peterson: Beyond Exoneration


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to listen online to the two-part National Public Radio series on Larry Peterson’s exoneration and his adjustment to life outside prison.

Also in the news, Peterson filed a civil rights lawsuit on Monday against the Burlington County, NJ prosecutor and the state crime lab.

"He was falsely convicted based on perjured testimony and junk science and sent to prison for 18 years," the lawsuit states. "Luckily, he was spared the death penalty . . . and eventually exonerated in 2006 by DNA evidence."

William Buckman, Peterson's lawyer, said the lawsuit defendants engaged in "a series of misleading tactics aimed at forcing and/or inducing persons . . . to provide false testimony and false statements against Larry Peterson."


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. (Cherry Hill Courier-Post, 06/12/07)

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