Category: Assault

Feb 08

Tammy Louise Lysaght Cleared Of 2010 Assault Of Her Daughter After Ex-Boyfriend Confesses

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth (Dept of Health website)

The conviction of Tammy Louise Lysaght for the aggravated assault of her 16-month-old daughter in 2010 in Perth, Australia was quashed on February 7, 2018. Lysaght had appealed her 2011 conviction based on the confession of her then live-in boyfriend, Robert Edward Dacey, in a Facebook post in 2016 and then to police, that he …

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Nov 05

Actress Madge Meredith Was Convicted Of Staged Kidnapping To Steal Her House

Madge Meredith’s house at 8444 Magnolia Drive, Los Angeles

By Hans Sherrer Marjorie May Massow was 20 when in 1941 she moved from Iowa to Hollywood to pursue her dream of being a movie star. She got a job working as a cashier in the 20th Century-Fox commissary in Hollywood. She was spotted by Nickolas D. “Nick” Gianaclis, who was in the restaurant supply …

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Jun 26

Gary Alan Mauz Exonerated Of Disorderly Conduct For Calling Neighbor A “Whore”

Victoria Battistini (Victoria Battistini’s Facebook page)

On June 23, 2015 a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned the disorderly conduct conviction of Gary Alan Mauz for calling his neighbor a “whore,” and making other derogatory comments to her. The appeals court noted that, “We find Appellant’s comments reprehensible but not criminal.” At about 10 p.m. on April 24, 2013 …

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May 19

Wassillie L. Gregory Exonerated By CCTV Video Of Harassing Police Officer In Bethel, Alaska

CCTV video showing Officer Andrew Reid with his knee in Wassillie Gregory’s back and pulling his arms back. (www.kyuk.org/35836)

Wassillie L. Gregory’s July 2014 harassment conviction in Bethel, Alaska was vacated and the charge dismissed on May 10, 2015. Gregory’s exoneration was based on new surveillance video evidence that shows he committed no crime. Bethel is a city of about 6,000 people 400 miles west of Anchorage, and it is only accessible by air …

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Jan 15

Daniel Gristwood Dies 4 Months After New York Pays $7.3 Million For 9 Years Wrongful Imprisonment

Mastho Lebai Davis (Florida DOC)

Daniel G. Gristwood died from lung cancer on January 3, 2015. Four months earlier the State of New York paid him $7.3 million for nine years of wrongful imprisonment for a brutal assault on his wife. In January 1996 Gristwood, 29, his wife Christina, 26, and their five children from almost 10 years of marriage …

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Jan 02

Frances Mentch Acquitted By Ohio Court Of Appeals Of Pulling Hair After Public Meeting

Frances Mentch (Cleveland State Univ. library)

On Christmas Eve 2014 the Ohio Court of Appeals vacated the assault conviction of Frances S. Mentch for allegedly pulling a library official’s hair after a September 2013 library board meeting in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Mentch is a Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian for the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University. Mentch lives in …

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Jun 30

Federal Judge Denies Habeas Petition By Man Who Claims Surveillance Video Will Prove He Is Actually Innocent

Federal Judge Denies Habeas Petition By Man Who Claims Surveillance Video Will Prove He Is Actually Innocent

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May 31

Oswind David Released After 4-1/2 Years Imprisonment For A Non-Existent Assault Charge

Oswind David Released After 4-1/2 Years Imprisonment For A Non-Existent Assault Charge

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