Category Archive: Murder

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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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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