Category Archive: DNA

Jul 24

Three Men Wrongly Convicted Of Murder & Sentenced To Death In China Seek $3 Million Compensation Each

Cheng Lihe, Huang Zhiqiang, Fang Chunping and Cheng Fagen after their acquittal on December 21, 2016 (amnesty.org)

Three men wrongly convicted and sentenced to death in China for the murder of a man and his girlfriend have filed compensation claims for about US$3 million each. Another innocent man who spent 11 years on the lam to avoid being tried for the murders, has filed a compensation claim for US$711,000. The body of …

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Apr 14

Human Hair Protein Identification Can Be More Precise Than DNA Testing

Glendon Parker, biochemist inventor of using human hair protein markers as an identification technique. (LLNL)

A groundbreaking technique of biological identification that relies on information encoded in proteins of human hair has been developed by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a Utah startup company, and collaborators from seven universities in the United States and England. The hair protein testing technique was invented in March 2013 by Biochemist Glendon …

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Mar 20

2016 Innocents Database Exoneration Report Now Available!

U.S. map with states color-coded to represent the total number of known exonerations for the 48 contiguous states through 2016.

The 2016 Innocents Database Exoneration Report is now available online! The Report is a PDF document. Click here to read the 2016 Innocents Database Exoneration Report online, or to download it. The following is from the Report’s Introduction: This is the second yearly report of information recorded in the Innocents Database through the last calendar …

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Mar 03

Eric Asante Exonerated By DNA Of Defiling Student In 2005

Eric Asante after his release from prison in 2015 (The Mirror, Accra)

Eric Asante has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Ghana of defiling a 14-year-old girl in 2005. Asante’s acquittal was based on a DNA paternity test that excluded him as the father of the son born to the now 26-year-old woman. In 2005 Eric Asante was 28 and a teacher at the Nyorhini Presby …

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Jan 08

Innocence Project Agrees To Represent Kirstin Lobato

The Innocence Project in New York has agreed to represent Kirstin Lobato pro bono for the district court proceedings ordered by the Nevada Supreme Court in its November 23, 2016 ruling on her habeas corpus petition appeal. Prominent Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff has agreed to serve pro bono as Ms. Lobato’s local counsel. Chesnoff’s …

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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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Apr 05

Justice Denied Issue 59 is now online

Issue 59 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted includes the following articles: Derrick Hamilton Exonerated 22 Years After Wrongful New York Murder Conviction Motorcyclist Acquitted On Appeal Of Indecent Exposure Conviction Tang Nguyen Acquitted By Appeals Court For Avoiding Federal Taxes On “Contraband” Cigarettes Judge Constance Briscoe Sentenced To 16 Months Imprisonment …

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Sep 17

Henry Lee McCollum and Leon Brown Exonerated By New Evidence After 31 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Leon Brown after his exoneration on September 2, 2014 (Jenny Warburg)

After 31 years of wrongful imprisonment half-brothers Henry Lee McCollum and Leon Brown were released based on new evidence they are innocent of the rape and murder of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie in Red Springs, North Carolina in September 1983. The new evidence was the DNA profile identified from a cigarette butt found near Ms. Buie’s …

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May 14

Kirstin Blaise Lobato And Jeffrey Deskovic Featured In Debut Episode Of Al Jazeera America Cable Series

The System with Joe Berlinger (full poster)

The cases of Kirstin Blaise Lobato and Jeffrey Deskovic are featured in the first episode of an eight-part documentary series about the state of the legal system in the United States. The series — “The System, with Joe Berlinger” — will premiere on Sunday, May 18 at 9 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Pacific time, on the …

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May 28

Sandra DiGiacomo Hasn’t Exhibited The Integrity Necessary To Be A Judge

The following article was accepted as an Op-Ed by the Las Vegas Tribune for its May 29, 2013 issue. Sandra DiGiacomo Hasn’t Exhibited The Integrity Necessary To Be A Judge By Hans Sherrer* A judge makes decisions that directly affect the life and property of the persons who appear before him or her. The U.S. …

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