Category Archive: Murder

Oct 01

Thandi Maqubela Acquitted Of Murder Because Her Husband Died From Natural Causes

Thandi Maqubela outside the Western Cape High Court on Nov 4-2013 (Nardus Engelbrecht - SAPA)

Thandi Sheryl Maqubela was acquitted of murder by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on September 29, 2017. The Court ruled the trial evidence failed to establish her husband, Patrick Maqubela, didn’t die from natural causes in Cape Town, South Africa. Patrick and Thandi Maqubela were married in September 1991. In the spring of 2009 …

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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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Aug 31

Ibrahim Uyar Awarded $29,667 Compensation For Wrongful Imprisonment For Murder

Ibrahim Uyar in July 2017 (Hürriyet Daily News)

Ibrahim Uyar has been awarded compensation of $29,667 for 6 years and 7 months of wrongful imprisonment for murder.* Uyar was 16 when convicted in 2010 of the murder of a prostitute in 2008 in Ödemis, Turkey. He was acquitted by an appeals court and released in 2015. Gülseren G. was stabbed to death in …

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Aug 27

Anneli Auer Seeks Additional $2.95 Million Compensation For Wrongful Conviction Of Husband’s Murder

Anneli Auer’s 2016 memoir “Murhalesken muistelmat” (“The Murder of the Widow’s Memoirs”) (Front cover) (The photo is of Anneli, Jukka, and their three children in 2006.)

Anneli Auer is seeking an additional US$2.95 million compensation from Finland’s government for being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for her husband’s murder.* The US$613,000 she was paid in September 2016 was record compensation in Finland for an exonerated person. She was imprisoned for 611 days. Anneli Auer’s case is one of the most publicized legal …

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Aug 12

Patrick Dwayne Murphy’s Murder Conviction And Death Sentence Overturned By Federal Appeals Court

Patrick Dwayne Murphy

On August 8, 2017 the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals granted Patrick Dwayne Murphy’s writ of habeas corpus, and overturned his murder conviction and death sentence in Oklahoma. The Court ruled the State of Oklahoma did not have jurisdiction to prosecute Murphy because the crime occurred on Indian land subject to federal jurisdiction. In …

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Jul 31

$10,000 Reward Offered To Anyone Who Answers 100 Questions To Prove Steven Avery Is Guilty

Kathleen Zellner (and Bruno) on way to tell Steven Avery about the 7th Circuit’s ruling affirming that Dassey should get a new trial. (6-23-17) (twitter.com/zellnerlaw)

Lawyer Kathleen Zellner announced on July 26, 2017 that she is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can prove her client Steven Avery is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. To win the $10,000 an applicant must rely on credible evidence to answer 100 questions regarding Avery’s case. Avery was convicted in March 2007 of …

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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 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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Jul 18

$50,000 Reward Offered For Information That Will Exonerate Temujin Kensu Of 1986 Michigan Murder

Temujin kensu (Justice Incarcerated - 2010)

1-800-595-0830 is the tip line number to collect up to a $50,000 reward for information that can help exonerate Temujin Kensu, aka Frederick Freeman. Kensu is personally offering a reward of up to $25,000 for credible information that will exonerate him of the Nov. 5, 1986 murder of Scott Macklem in a parking lot at …

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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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