This Week in Innocence News – July 28, 2017

07.28.17 By Innocence Staff

This Week in Innocence News – July 28, 2017

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

North Carolina man to get new hearing in 1994 murder
On Monday, a panel of three judges will hear Robert Bragg’s innocence claim in the 1994 beating death of an elderly man. Bragg, who is represented by the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, has consistently maintained his innocence and all the prosecution’s witnesses have since recanted their testimonies or changed their stories. The Winston-Salem Journal

Exoneree wrongly convicted of murder in high school attends 25-year reunion
In an op-ed for the Journal News on Sunday, exoneree Jeffrey Deskovic, founder of the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, described attending his 25th high school reunion, 26 years after being wrongfully convicted of the murder of his classmate. The Journal News

Legal experts urge courts to better scrutinize evidence
Last week, at the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, legal experts discussed the serious need for judges to examine forensic testimony and evidence more critically before admitting it into trials. Read more

Why Nevada needs recorded interrogations
In response to the failure of legislation in Nevada which would have required law enforcement across the state to electronically record police interrogations, Al Jazeera published an article discussing why recorded interrogations are necessary to avoid wrongful convictions. Al Jazeera

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