Category Archive: Habeas Corpus

Oct 13

Kirstin Lobato’s Evidentiary Hearing — Fifth Day Report — Hearing Completed

Melisa Sopher, Jane Pucher, Adnan Sultan and Vanessa Potkin (L to R) The Innocents Project of New York’s legal team during Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing in Las Vegas from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, 2017. The picture was taken in the courtroom after the evidentiary hearing concluded. (Ms. Sopher is a paralegal, while the other three are lawyers with Ms. Potkin the lead lawyer.) (Photo by Hans Sherrer)

The Fifth day of Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing for two ineffective assistance of counsel claims in her habeas corpus petition began at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 in the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas. Ms. Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in …

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Oct 12

Kirstin Lobato’s Evidentiary Hearing — Fourth Day Report

The fourth day of Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing for two ineffective assistance of counsel claims in her habeas corpus petition began at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas. Ms. Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in …

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Oct 11

Kirstin Lobato’s Evidentiary Hearing — Third Day Report

The third day of Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing for two ineffective assistance of counsel claims in her habeas corpus petition began at 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 in the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas. Ms. Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in …

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Aug 31

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online Issue 68 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 68 includes the following articles: Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Murder In Prison $50,000 Reward Offered For Info That Will Exonerate Temujin Kensu Of 1986 Michigan Murder …

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Jun 30

Clyde Ray Spencer’s $9 Million Jury Award For False Rape Prosecution Upheld On Appeal

Clyde Ray Spencer after the charges were dismissed on September 29, 2010 (Columbian)

A $9 million federal jury award to Clyde Ray Spencer for a police officer’s fabrication of evidence he committed child rape has been upheld on appeal. Spencer was convicted in 1985 of the statutory rape of his three children in Vancouver, Washington, and he was imprisoned for more than 19 years before his release in …

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Jun 14

Chimps Kiko And Tommy Denied Habeas Corpus Relief In New York

Kiko at the nonprofit Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls, NY in July 2013 (AP)

A New York appeals court has unanimously affirmed a lower court’s denials of habeas corpus petitions that sought the relocation of two chimpanzees, Kiko and Tommy, by their forcible removal from their current owners. Kiko and Tommy are represented by The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) based in Coral Springs, Florida, which argues that chimps have …

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May 27

8,540 Cases Now In Innocents Database

The Innocents Database now includes 8,540 cases: 5,430 from the U.S., and 3,010 from 117 other countries. The database includes 4,603 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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May 06

21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing

21,587 drug related convictions were vacated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 19, 2017. The Court also ordered dismissal of the cases. It was by far the most exonerations on a single day in United States history. The prosecution of all the cases relied on a “drug certificate” signed by Annie Dookhan, a …

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Apr 17

Cecilia Becomes First Non-Human Person Freed By Habeas Corpus From Illegal Imprisonment

Cecilia at her new home in the sanctuary of large apes in Sorocaba, Brazil on 4-12-2017 (EFE - Fernando Bizerra Jr)

Cecilia, a chimpanzee in Argentina, has become the first non-human person in the world freed from illegal imprisonment by the granting of a writ of habeas corpus. On April 5, 2017 Cecilia arrived at the Sanctuary of Large Apes in Sorocaba, Brazil. She was transported from the zoo in Mendoza, Argentina were a judge ruled …

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Mar 23

Federal Judge Gloria Navarro Has Declared Kirstin Lobato Is Innocent

Las Vegas Tribune front page article on March 22, 2017

The Las Vegas Tribune’s published on the front page of its March 22, 2017 issue, “Federal Judge Gloria Navarro has declared Kirstin Lobato is innocent.” The article was written by Hans Sherrer, Justice Denied’s editor and publisher. The article can be read on the LV Tribune’s website at, LasVegasTribune.net. The article explains that U.S. District …

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