Category: Robbery

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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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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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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Oct 06

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Helped Keith Cooper To Seek His Exoneration

Keith Cooper (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)

By Hans Sherrer October 7, 2016 Indiana Governor Mike Pence successfully goaded Keith Cooper’s lawyers to file a post-conviction petition on October 3, 2016, that seeks to overturn his 1997 robbery conviction. On September 20, 2016 Pence informed Cooper that he couldn’t consider his pardon request until he exhausted his legal options to overturn his …

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Aug 17

Justice Denied Issue 60 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 60

Issue 60 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 60 includes the following articles: Colin Norris Is Innocent Of Being Serial Killer Says Jury Foreman Washington Appeals Court Rules Gerald Yanac Didn’t Rob Bank Asking Teller For Money Steven A. Cole Exonerated Of Child Sexual Assault In “American Horror …

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Aug 26

Clinton Treadway Wrongly Imprisoned For 7 Years Because The Police Misspelled His Name In A Report

Clinton Adam Treadway (April 2005)

Clinton Treadway has been released from prison after more than 7 years of imprisonment for check forgery and grand theft that was actually committed by persons who stole his identification. In 2005 Treadway was living in Dundee, Florida when he reported to the police that his identification had been stolen. After he reported the theft …

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May 21

Robert Wilcoxson Awarded $545,591 For 11 Years Wrongful Imprisonment

Robert Wilcoxson hugged by his father Robert Wilcoxson-Bey after his conviction was overturned on September 22, 2011. (CatholicLane.com)

Robert Wilcoxson Awarded $545,591 For 11 Years Wrongful Imprisonment

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Apr 18

Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies, and Vindication Is Now Available

Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies, and Vindication by Gloria Killian and Sandra Kobrin

Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies, and Vindication by Gloria Killian and Sandra Kobrin

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Dec 27

Joseph Dean Webber Awarded $392,500 For 19 Months Of Wrongful Imprisonment

Joseph Dean Webber Awarded $392,500 For 19 Months Of Wrongful Imprisonment

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Jul 08

Dwayne Jackson Cleared Of Robbery After Discovery The Crime Lab Switched DNA Samples

Dwayne Jackson Cleared Of Robbery After Discovery The Crime Lab Switched DNA Samples

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