Category: Murder

Feb 16

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Reneges On State’s Agreement To Pay $6.9 Million Compensation For George Allen Jr.’s Wrongful Imprisonment

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (Kansas City Star)

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has reneged on the state’s agreement to pay half of the $13,825,000 settlement in December 2017, of George Allen Jr.’s federal civil rights lawsuit for his almost 30 years of wrongful imprisonment. Allen filed his lawsuit in 2014 after his convictions were overturned for a murder and rape committed in …

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Jan 16

Nolubabalo Nomsuka To Sue For Almost Six Years Wrongful Imprisonment For Death Of Her Newborn Baby

Nolubabalo Nomsuka (eNCA)

Nolubabalo Nomsuka is planning to sue for compensation for her almost six years of wrongful imprisonment in South Africa. In November 2017 she was acquitted on appeal of murder in the death of her baby who died at birth. In December 2011 Nomsuka was 23 and living at the Wema Hostel, near Lamontville, several miles …

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Nov 22

Nicole Harris Denied Compensation By Federal Jury That Rejected Her Claim Chicago PD Framed Her For Son’s Death

Nicole Harris after her release in 2013 (NW Univ. Center on Wrongful Convictions)

On November 17, 2017 a federal court jury in Chicago ruled against Nicole Harris’ federal civil rights lawsuit that claimed Chicago Police Department officers framed her for her 4-year-old son Jaquari’s death in May 2005. Harris was incarcerated for almost eight years before her murder conviction was overturned and she was released in 2013. Jaquari …

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Nov 15

Justice Denied Issue 69 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 69

Issue 69 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 69 includes the following articles: Thandi Maqubela Acquitted Of Murder Because Her Husband Died From Natural Causes Alan Staines Exonerated Of 2004 Burglary By Discovery Lab Misidentified Him As Source Of Crime DNA Kaj Linna Exonerated Of Murder In Sweden …

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Nov 11

Fred Steese Pardoned For 1992 Murder In North Las Vegas

Fred Steese (Lisa Rasmussen)

Frederick Lee Steese was granted a full and unconditional pardon on November 8, 2017 by an 8 to 1 vote of the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners. It was their first pardon in at least 21 years of a convicted murderer. Fred Steese was convicted on March 1, 1995 of first-degree murder with a deadly …

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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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