Category: Acquittal

Feb 21

Juvy Amarela And Junard Racho Acquitted Because ‘Woman’s Honor’ Is Outdated Concept A Woman Won’t Lie About Rape

Philippines Supreme Court Justice Samuel Martires who wrote the ruling overturning the ‘woman’s honor’ doctrine, in Philippines Vs. Juvy D. Amarela and Junard G. Racho, G.R. Nos. 225642-43 (Phil. Sup. Ct., Third Div, Jan. 17, 2018).

The 58-year-old precedent that a reputable ‘woman’s honor’ prevents her from lying about being raped was overturned by the Philippines Supreme Court on January 18, 2018. The Supreme Court acquitted Juvy Amarela and Junard Racho who were convicted in 2012 of raping a woman in Davao City in separate incidents that allegedly occurred hours apart …

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Feb 03

John C. Riesbeck Cleared Of Rape On Appeal Because His Jury Was Stacked With Radical Feminists

USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726) (Coast Guard photo)

John C. Riesbeck’s convictions related to an alleged rape in 2010 were vacated on January 23, 2018 by The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. To ensure Riesbeck’s conviction the Coast Guard deliberately stacked his jury with female sexual assault victim advocates. The Court ruled: “Yet the error in this case is …

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Jan 06

Philip Queree’s Indecent Assault Conviction For Touching Woman’s Breasts During Consensual Sex Tossed On Appeal

Philip Queree (The Sun (London))

Philip Queree was acquitted on January 4, 2018 by an appeals court in Jersey of indecent assault for touching his partner’s breasts during consensual sex. The appeals court ruled the prosecution’s evidence failed to prove Queree committed a crime. Queree and the woman, identified in court documents as Miss X, met on August 18, 2016 …

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Dec 21

Liam Allan Acquitted Of Rape After Prosecutors Disclose Texts Of His Accuser Bragging About Sex With Him

Liam Allan (Facebook)

Liam Allan was acquitted of rape and sexual assault in Croydon, England on December 14, 2017, after the prosecution disclosed exculpatory text messages it had concealed for two years. In the texts his accuser begged him for sex, praised his penis, boasted about their sex romps, and expressed rape fantasies. Croydon is a suburb of London. …

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Dec 19

Linda Ingber Acquitted By NY Appeals Court Of Using Portable Electronic Device While Driving

Olympus model DS-5500 voice recorder

Linda Ingber has been acquitted by a New York appeals court of using a portable electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Ingber’s conviction was based on her use of a dedicated dictation device while she was driving. On February 11, 2015 Ingber was driving in Lake Success, New York. Lake Success is a village …

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Dec 07

35 Men On Anti-Piracy Ship Acquitted By Indian Appeals Court Of Illegally Possessing Arms

MV Seaman Guard Ohio

Thirty-five men convicted in 2016 of illegally possessing arms after their anti-piracy ship was seized off India’s coast in 2013, have had their convictions overturned and been released from prison. The MV Seaman Guard Ohio (“Seaman Guard”) is a 150-foot long patrol vessel. It is owned by AdvanFort, a U.S. maritime security company that provides …

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Nov 15

Justice Denied Issue 69 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 69

Issue 69 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 69 includes the following articles: Thandi Maqubela Acquitted Of Murder Because Her Husband Died From Natural Causes Alan Staines Exonerated Of 2004 Burglary By Discovery Lab Misidentified Him As Source Of Crime DNA Kaj Linna Exonerated Of Murder In Sweden …

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Nov 09

Desiree Fairooz’ Conviction Overturned For Disrupting U.S. Senate Hearing

Desiree Anita Fairooz aka Desiree Ali-Fairooz being arrested on January 10, 2017 (Ryan J. Reilly)

Desiree Anita Fairooz’ charges resulting from her disruption of the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General were dismissed on November 6, 2017, after the prosecution notified the judge it would not retry her. On January 10, 2017 Fairooz, aka Desiree Ali-Fairooz, laughed out loud during the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearing for …

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Oct 01

Thandi Maqubela Acquitted Of Murder Because Her Husband Died From Natural Causes

Thandi Maqubela outside the Western Cape High Court on Nov 4-2013 (Nardus Engelbrecht - SAPA)

Thandi Sheryl Maqubela was acquitted of murder by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on September 29, 2017. The Court ruled the trial evidence failed to establish her husband, Patrick Maqubela, didn’t die from natural causes in Cape Town, South Africa. Patrick and Thandi Maqubela were married in September 1991. In the spring of 2009 …

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Sep 01

William Ashwell Acquitted Of Burglary And Escape By Mississippi Supreme Court Because No Criminal Charges Were Filed Against Him

Mississippi Supreme Court on 2-1-2017 (courts.ms.gov)

William Scott Ashwell was acquitted of burglary and escape by the Mississippi Supreme Court on August 24, 2017. The Supreme Court ruled Ashwell had never been charged with the crimes, so the trial court had no jurisdiction to find him guilty in 2006 and sentence him to 15 years in prison. On December 14, 2006 …

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