News 07.11.07

Wright case may lead to more DNA testing in Pennsylvania

Innocence Project attorney Nina Morrison argued yesterday before a Pennsylvania appeals court panel that DNA testing should be granted in the case of Anthony Wright, who was convicted in Philadelphia in 1993 of raping and killing a 77-year-old woman. Wright signed a confession to the crime, but Morrison told the judges yesterday that more than 25% of the 205 people exonerated by DNA testing in the United States falsely confessed to crimes they didn’t commit.

"This may be one of those cases where it turns out he's guilty," his lawyer, Nina Morrison, of the New York-based Innocence Project, told a state Superior Court panel. But, she added, "the shame and, really, the horror would be if this was a case that he was not guilty."

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. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 07/11/2007)

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Understand the Causes:

False Confessions

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YouTube: Watch a video of exoneree Chris Ochoa

describing the interrogation

that led to his false confession.

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