News 09.08.17

This Week in Innocence News – September 8, 2017

By Innocence Staff

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

Innocence Project New Orleans argues case for man imprisoned since 1974
Attorneys with Innocence Project New Orleans asked a state district judge last week to reverse the 1974 rape conviction of Wilbert Jones, who they say was wrongfully convicted of a 1971 rape. The Advocate

New testing of DNA evidence may shed light on 2000 murder
An investigation by graduate students at Northwestern University suggests that Wisconsin police may have planted evidence in order to frame Ken Hudson for murder. The Cap Times

Op-ed: Plea bargain reforms needed in New Jersey
Columnist Albert Kelly highlights the need for reforms in the area of plea-bargaining in New Jersey. SNJ Today

Charges against Pedro Hernandez dropped
Pedro Hernandez, the Bronx teenager who was detained on Rikers Island for over a year without a trial, had the charges against him dropped on WednesdayDNA Info
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