Friday Roundup: Arson, Confessions and DNA Backlogs


We reported yesterday on new developments in the Cameron Todd Willingham case in Texas and

New Yorker reporter David Grann blogged on still further developments today


Ashlee Shelton and Kurt Rosenberg wrote that other questionable arson convictions around the country –

including one in Pennsylvania

– should also be scrutinized.

A Michigan murder trial is on hold while the defendant

challenges the judge's denial of testimony by a false confession expert


The New York Bar Association is

calling for recording of interrogations

to prevent false confessions in the state.

A New Brunswick man

will be compensated

after he served 10 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan

argued that the state's DNA backlog is compromising public safety

. A Herald-Tribune editorial

supported his position


The founders of the Wisconsin Innocence Project reflected on

the organization's tenth anniversary


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