Category Archive: Acquittal

Feb 17

Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Death

Roger Lee Largent (Washington County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office)

On November 15, 2017 the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed the rape conviction of Roger Lee Largent. Four days earlier the 69-year-old Largent was beaten to death in his cell at the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2015 Roger Largent was 67 and living in Clear Spring, Maryland. His …

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Feb 16

Federal Court Is The Death Zone For Innocent State Prisoners

Federal court is the place where an innocent state prisoner goes as a last resort when the highest court in their state has denied justice. It is common to hear people assert a prisoner will finally get justice when they gets out of what is viewed as a state court system rigged to protect shady …

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Feb 14

Raffaele Sollecito Denied Compensation For Wrongful Imprisonment In Meredith Kercher’s Murder

Raffaele Sollecito in 2015

Raffaele Sollecito has been denied compensation for his wrongful imprisonment in the murder of Meredith Kercher on November 2, 2007 in Perugia, Italy. On February 11, 2017 a court in Florence ruled that Sollecito was not entitled to compensation. Sollecito was the boyfriend of 20-year-old American college student Amanda Knox when they were arrested for …

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Feb 01

Innocents Database Was Started 20 Years Ago, On February 1, 1997

By Hans Sherrer Feb. 1, 2017 The first entries were made in the Innocents Database on February 1, 1997. Today, twenty years later, it is the only database in the world that strives to include every identifiable exoneration in the United States, as well as internationally. The database is accessible from Justice Denied’s homepage. The …

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Jan 18

8,164 Cases Now In Innocents Database

The Innocents Database now includes 8,164 cases: 5,242 from the U.S., and 2,922 from 116 other countries. The database includes 4,323 U.S. cases from 2017 to 1989, when the first DNA exoneration occurred. The Innocents Database is the world’s largest database of exonerated persons, and it includes all identifiable exonerations in the United States, as …

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Jan 09

James Richard Greene’s Conviction Tossed For Driving Motorized Wheelchair While Drunk

James Richard Greene (Lincoln County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office)

James Richard Greene was acquitted by the Oregon Court of Appeals on December 29, 2016, of driving under the influence of intoxicants while he was operating his motorized wheelchair. On October 16, 2012 James Greene turned his motorized wheelchair from a sidewalk onto a marked crosswalk in Lincoln County, Oregon. The 56-year-old Greene then drove …

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Dec 17

Luke Brett Moore Acquitted Of Fraud For Withdrawing $2.18 Million Through His Bank Account

Luke Brett Moore wearing ‘Make Love Not War’ t-shirt (Facebook)

Luke Brett Moore has been acquitted on appeal of committing bank fraud for withdrawing more than $2 million* through his bank account in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. Goulburn is a city of 23,000 about 120 miles southwest of Sydney. On March 11, 2010 22-year-old Luke Moore opened a “Complete Freedom” bank account at the …

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Dec 07

Jessica Silva Acquitted Of Manslaughter By Appeals Court In Stabbing Death Of Ex-Boyfriend

Jessica Silva on June 27, 2016 after a hearing in the NSW Court of Appeals. (AAP)

Jessica Silva has successfully appealed her manslaughter conviction for stabbing her abusive former boyfriend to death on Mother’s Day 2012. The New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal acquitted Silva on December 7, 2016. Silva was 22 when in March 2012 she broke up with James Polkinghorne after about a four year relationship. They had …

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Nov 27

Justice Denied Issue 65 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 65

Issue 65 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 65 includes the following articles: Federal Judge Grants Brendan Dassey New Trial And Castigates His First Lawyer Justice Denied’s Mobile Device Homepage Is Online! David Bryant’s Rape Conviction Based On Fantasist’s Fabrications Tossed By Appeals Court Michael Kenneth McAlister Will …

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Sep 02

Charles K. Zisa’s Retrial Barred By Pervasive Prosecutor Misconduct

Charles “Ken” Zisa during his during plea hearing in Dec. 2010 (The Record - Bergen County, NJ)

On August 23, 2016 former Hackensack, New Jersey Police Chief Charles Kenneth Zisa’s indictment for official misconduct was dismissed, based on pervasive prosecutor misconduct during his trial in 2012. The ruling bars Zisa’s retrial after his conviction was overturned in July 2015. In 2010 Charles Zisa, aka Ken Zisa, had been a member of the …

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