Category Archive: Murder

Jun 20

Kaj Linna Exonerated Of Murder In Sweden With Aid Of Internet Podcast

Kaj Linna greeted by his sister upon his release on May 30, 2017 (Krister Stenlund - Folkbladet Västerbotten)

Kaj Linna was acquitted of murder on June 15, 2017 by Sweden’s Court of Appeal. Kaj had been convicted in 2004 and sentenced to life in prison. In April 2004 the robbery of two brothers on a farm 13 miles from Piteå, Sweden went awry. Piteå is 530 miles due north of Stockholm. One of …

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Jun 16

Vietnam Revising Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Law

Huynh Van Nen in Dec 2015 after his release from 17-1/2 years wrongful imprisonment. (Tuoi Tre)

Vietnam is considering revisions to its 2009 Law on State Compensation Liability. The law, which took effect in 2010, provides for the payment of compensation to a person who had been imprisoned as the result of a wrongful conviction. Prior to the 2009 law compensation was on an ad hoc basis. Among the proposed changes …

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Apr 10

Thenjiwe Griffiths Acquitted Of ‘Black Widow’ Carjacking Murder Of Her Husband

Thenjiwe Griffiths, with her attorney Narain Naidoo, outside the Westville Prison after her release on April 6, 2017. (Supplied)

On April 6, 2017 Thenjiwe Griffiths was acquitted of the 2006 murder of her husband Allan. The Pietermaritzburg High Court in South Africa ruled the prosecution’s evidence didn’t support her conviction of being involved in his murder during a carjacking. Thenjiwe was 24 when she married Allan Griffiths in April 2005. She was 35 years …

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Feb 21

Kirstin Lobato Attacked By Mass Murderer At Woman’s Prison

Las Vegas Tribune’s front page for Feb. 22, 2017 issue

The Las Vegas Tribune’s lead article on the front page of its February 22, 2017 issue is, “Kirstin Lobato Attacked By Serial Killer At Woman’s Prison.” 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 details that on …

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Feb 14

Raffaele Sollecito Denied Compensation For Wrongful Imprisonment In Meredith Kercher’s Murder

Raffaele Sollecito in 2015

Raffaele Sollecito has been denied compensation for his wrongful imprisonment in the murder of Meredith Kercher on November 2, 2007 in Perugia, Italy. On February 11, 2017 a court in Florence ruled that Sollecito was not entitled to compensation. Sollecito was the boyfriend of 20-year-old American college student Amanda Knox when they were arrested for …

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Feb 02

Juan Rivera’s $20 Million Compensation Settlement Will Be Divided In Divorce Court

On January 25, 2017 the Illinois Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the Illinois Court of Appeal that Juan Rivera’s $20 million wrongful conviction lawsuit settlement is marital property in his pending divorce. Melissa Sanders married Rivera on October 31, 2000. At the time he was imprisoned for life in Illinois for his …

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Nov 27

Kirstin Lobato’s Habeas Case Sent Back To District Court By Nevada Supreme Court

On November 23, 2016 the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that Kirstin Lobato’s habeas corpus case will be returned to the district court for an evidentiary hearing and consideration of her actual innocence claim. Ms. Lobato was convicted in October 2006 of charges related to the death of homeless Duran Bailey in a Las Vegas bank’s …

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Nov 27

Justice Denied Issue 65 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 65

Issue 65 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 65 includes the following articles: Federal Judge Grants Brendan Dassey New Trial And Castigates His First Lawyer Justice Denied’s Mobile Device Homepage Is Online! David Bryant’s Rape Conviction Based On Fantasist’s Fabrications Tossed By Appeals Court Michael Kenneth McAlister Will …

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Oct 16

Juan Rivera’s Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Settlement Is Marital Property In Divorce

Juan Rivera (center) with wife Melissa Sanders-Rivera at Northwestern University Law School January 2012. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune)

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled on September 30, 2016 that the $11.36 million Juan Rivera is to receive for being wrongful imprisoned for more than 19 years is marital property. Rivera is in the midst of divorcing Melissa Sanders-Rivera, his wife of 16 years. Under the court’s ruling Rivera must equitably share the $11.36 million …

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Sep 09

Kirstin Lobato Has Been Waiting Two Years For The Nevada Supreme Court’s Habeas Ruling

Kirstin Lobato Has Been Waiting Two Years For The Nevada Supreme Court’s Habeas Ruling By Hans Sherrer September 9, 2016 Two years ago the Nevada Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s habeas corpus case on September 9, 2014. The Court is considering Ms. Lobato’s appeal of the denial of her habeas corpus …

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