Category: Australia

Nov 14

Alan Staines Exonerated Of 2004 Burglary By Discovery Lab Misidentified Him As Source Of Crime DNA

Alan Staines’ 2004 burglary conviction in Perth, Australia was overturned on November 13, 2017 by the Supreme Court of Western Australia. The Court ruled Staines’ conviction was a miscarriage of justice based on new evidence a laboratory misidentified him as the source of crime scene DNA. The ruling written by Justice Stephen Hall stated that …

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May 13

Alan Staines Cleared Of 2004 Burglary Conviction Caused By Bungled DNA Identification

Alan Staines outside court after his burglary conviction was set aside (Heather McNeill)

Alan Staines has been cleared of a 2004 burglary in Perth, Australia. More than a dozen years after his conviction, the lab that conducted the DNA test of crime scene evidence discovered it misidentified him as matching the evidence. The police collected blood stain evidence during their investigation of a home invasion in Perth’s southern …

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Mar 10

Justice Denied Issue 66 Is Now Online

Issue 66 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 66 includes the following articles: Actress Madge Meredith Was Framed For Staged Kidnapping To Steal Her House Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin Issues 192 Marijuana Possession Pardons Luke Brett Moore Acquitted Of Fraud For Withdrawing $2.18 Million Through His Bank Account …

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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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Mar 23

Australian Appeals Court Acquits Uncle Of Incest For Sex With Adult Niece

Queensland Court of Appeal in judicial building, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (2012, Wikipedia.org)

The Queensland Court of Appeals has acquitted an uncle of his 2008 incest convictions for having sex with his 17-year-old niece. On July 24, 2008 an uncle in Queensland, Australia pled guilty to three counts of incest with his 17-year-old niece. She was considered an adult of legal age to consent to sexual relations and …

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Dec 01

Innocents Database Now Sortable And Searchable!!

The <a href=”http://forejustice.org/innocentsdatabase.htm”>Innocents Database</a> linked to from Justice Denied’s website is not only the world’s largest database of exonerated persons, but it is the only database in the world that attempts to compile all known exonerations in the United States, as well as internationally. The Innocents Database currently includes 5,943 cases — 3,604 from the …

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Nov 22

Justice Denied Issue 61 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 61

Issue 61 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 61 includes the following articles: Charles Julius Guiteau Did Not Assassinate President James Garfield Innocents Database Is Now Searchable and Sortable Online Awarded $2.87 Million For 10 Years Wrongful Imprisonment Derral Wayne Hodgkins Released From Death Row After Murder Acquittal …

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Aug 31

Roseanne Beckett Awarded $2.3 Million For 10 Years Wrongful Imprisonment After Being Framed By Police For Murder Solicitation

Roseanne Catt before her conviction in 1991. (Andrew Darby)

Roseanne Beckett was awarded $2.3 million by a judge in New South Wales, Australia for spending ten years in prison after she was wrongly convicted of soliciting the murder of her husband. Beckett was released in 2001 after completion of her sentence, and exonerated in 2005 with the dismissal of all charges based on new …

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Feb 19

David Mathew Hicks Exonerated Of 2007 Material Support Of Terrorism Conviction

Guantanamo: My Journey (2010) (cover)

David Mathew Hicks was acquitted on February 18, 2015 by the United States Court of Military Commission Review of his 2007 conviction of materially supporting terrorism in Afghanistan. The Court ruled he had been convicted of conduct that wasn’t a crime when it occurred. Hicks is an Australian citizen who was 24 when he traveled …

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