Category: Appeal

Aug 08

Honey Rose Acquitted Of Manslaughter In Death Of Optometry Patient

Honey Maria Rose outside the courthouse after her sentencing on August 26, 2016 (The Sun, London)

Honey Maria Rose has been acquitted by an appeals court of gross negligence manslaughter in the death of eight-year-old Vincent Barker. In July 2016 Honey Rose became the first optometrist in English history convicted of manslaughter for failing to detect a patient’s medical condition that later caused the person’s death. Honey Rose became a licensed …

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Jul 28

Death Row Prisoners Vincent Edwards And Richard Haynes Acquitted By Caribbean Court of Justice

CCJ Chides Barbados For Not Recording Interrogations (Nationnews, Barbados), 7-27-2017

Vincent Leroy Edwards and Ricardo Orlando Haynes (aka Richard Haynes) have been acquitted of a 2006 murder in Barbados by the Caribbean Court of Justice. On July 25, 2017 the CCJ ruled their uncorroborated alleged confessions to police were insufficient evidence to prove they committed the crime, and ordered their release from Barbados’ death row. …

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Jul 08

Daniela Poggiali Acquitted Of Murdering Elderly Woman In Lugo, Italy

Daniela Poggiali outside the prison after her release from custody on July 7, 2017 (Schicchi)

Daniela Poggiali was acquitted on July 7, 2017 by an appeals court in Bologna, Italy of murdering an elderly woman in 2014. Sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in March 2016, Poggiali told reporters after her release from prison, “They painted me for what I am not, and now I’m taking my life …

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Jul 02

Christian Preacher’s Conviction Tossed For Saying “Mohammed is a liar and a thief”

Mike Overd after his conviction was overturned on December 11, 2015.

On June 29, 2017 Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were acquitted by an appeals court of disturbing the public order in Bristol, England in July 2016. Overd and Stockwell are Christian street preachers. Overd lives about 150 miles southwest of London in Creech St Michael, England. Stockwell is a former U.S. Marine who lives about …

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Jun 11

In 2016 82% Of Death Row Prisoners In India Were Acquitted Or Had Sentence Commuted On Appeal

Death Penalty In India: Annual Statistics 2016 (report cover)

82% of prisoners sentenced to death in India whose appeal was decided in 2016 were either acquitted or had their death sentence commuted to a lesser sentence by an appeals court. “Death Penalty In India: Annual Statistics 2016,” a report by the Centre on the Death Penalty at the National Law University in Delhi, India, …

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Apr 01

Commitment To Justice Requires All Appellate Opinions Must Be Published and Precedential

By Hans Sherrer © 2006 Originally published, Justice:Denied, Issue 31, Winter 2006 The judgment of every state and federal judge in the United States is subject to being colored by varying shades of a pro-prosecution bias. This is to be expected because of the politically laden processes that are used to elect or select both …

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