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Endorsed Case: Melissa Calusinski

Melissa Calusinski was convicted of murder in 2011 and was sentenced to 31 years in prison. Calusinski was accused of throwing a child to the floor, causing...

Endorsed Case: David Thorne

Case Summary (wcodt.org): 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Alliance, Ohio home on April 1st, 1999.  She was discovered by her mother, who...

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Stories of Wrongful Convictions: A Making an Exoneree Documentary Showcase

Stories of Wrongful Convictions:A Making an Exoneree Documentary ShowcaseMay 2, 2023 | 7 p.m.-9 p.m. | Hybrid Event  Students from Georgetown and UC Santa Cruz...

Texas death row inmate dies after December surgery for tumor

HOUSTON -- A man who had been on Texas’ death row for nearly 30 years after being convicted in the killings of his girlfriend and...

Charles Erickson released from prison after serving nearly 20 years for Kent Heitholt murder

Erickson, 38, was convicted in 2005 for the murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. He originally confessed to killing Heitholt, but...

Book Recommendation: Trial By Liar: Meredith Kercher Rudy Guede Amanda Knox Raffaele Sollecito

Amazon.com: “Is Amanda Knox innocent? How do you know?” "I was asked these questions hundreds of times over the course of a decade by friends...

Brian Peixoto case update: Back in Court!

Written by Lisa Munger, M.Ed. Advocate Friends and supporters, we are thrilled to inform you all that we are officially back in court!  What is...

Snow Files Season 2 Episode 34: Andy the Juror

Andy, a juror from Susan Claycomb’s trial, joins Tam and Ray for an in-depth interview about deliberations from her trial. Jamie’s co-defendant, Susan Claycomb...

Murder in Hawaii: Why Wrongful Convictions Happen

A free 14-part documentary presented by Judges For Justice On Christmas Eve, 1991, 23-year-old Dana Ireland was run over while riding her bicycle on...