By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) 02/13 — California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States,
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 10/01 — A man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering his lover filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing Southern California sheriff’s investigators of manufacturing a case against him.
By MARK SHERMAN and GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/04 — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county’s appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) 02/24 — The city of Simi Valley, California, has reached a $21 million settlement with a man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years in the killing of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son.Read more »
JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/13 — A man who spent 21 years behind bars for murder was set free Wednesday after prosecutors abandoned his conviction,
BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/19 — Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.
GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) 02/26 — It started with a murder, was followed by a botched trial and has ended with a small Nebraska county facing a $30 million judgment it can’t possibly pay.
JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 10/10— In his short time as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor, Kenneth Thompson became known perhaps as much for the convictions he disavowed as the ones he got.