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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