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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