Friday Roundup: Jailhouse Testimony, False Confession and the Need for DNA Evidence
DNA testing conducted on evidence from a 1964 Virginia murder of a young woman did not link to her husband, who was convicted of the crime and
has always maintained his innocence
A Georgia man spent
a month behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit
because of a misidentification. Police in Albany, Georgia, say the first suspect has been freed and another man arrested.
Recent Illinois exoneree Jerry Hobbs
is suing police
for coercing him to falsely confess to murdering his daughter and her friend.
A California court
overturned two murder convictions
and the life sentence of a man who spent more than 30 years in prison based on false testimony from a jailhouse snitch.
On Wednesday, Maryland exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth
spoke to students
at the University of Illinois College of Law about the importance of DNA testing.
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