Friday Roundup: Fighting for Freedom in Arizona, Fixing Forensics in Texas
On Wednesday, ABC’s Diane Sawyer
reported on “World News Tonight” about the case of William Macumber
, who is in an Arizona prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit.
ABC’s “Nightline” spoke this week with John Grisham
about his new book “The Confession,” which tells the story of man sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit.
A California public defender
retired after 35 years of representing the poor
, including one man imprisoned for nearly two decades for a murder he didn’t commit. A government study found that
opening a temporary DNA lab
for Houston and Harris County cases would cost nearly $5 million.
An ongoing saga of misconduct by a former Canadian medical examiner continued as
two women were cleared
years after they were wrongfully convicted of killing their own babies.
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