News 12.08.17

This Week in Innocence News – December 8, 2017

By Innocence Staff

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

Editorial: Kansas must compensate its wrongfully convicted
An editorial in the Kansas City Star calls for the Kansas legislature to establish a law entitling wrongfully convicted individuals in the state to compensation for their years of wrongful incarceration.

Two Chicago men released after DNA excludes them from 1994 rape and murder 
With the prosecution’s consent, a Cook County court vacated the 1994 rape
and murder convictions of Nevest Coleman and Darryl Fulton based on DNA
testing pointing to their innocence and released them on their own
recognizance while the prosecution decides whether or not to retry the
men. Chicago Tribune

Texas man languishes in prison despite evidence of innocence 
Centurion client Benjamine Spencer has been in prison for 30 years for a 1987 murder, despite a declaration of actual innocence from a judge. All Things Considered

Kansas exoneree gets full college scholarship
Lamonte McIntyre, who was exonerated of a 1994 double-murder in October, was awarded a full scholarship to Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley on WednesdayThe Associated Press
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  1. darlene Sudds says:

    Waiting to hear from you all my husbands on the list his case has been Dropped Butt hes Still locked up I ASK God when he has time for us Keeping the faith Even tjough its hard when yu are Accussed of something you did not do and the ones who did it are all dead .Know They send me Husband A letter from the HARRIS COUNTY Houston Dna Crime LAB KIM OGG lab sayin new DNA EVIDENCE just waiting THIS TO SHALL PASS I SAY

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