Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 09

Govinda Mainali Acquitted Of Murder After 15 Years Imprisonment

Govinda Mainali at press conference in Kathmandu after his acquittal on November 7, 2012 (Prakash Mathema - AFP)

Govinda Prasad Mainali was acquitted on November 7, 2012 after a retrial for the murder and rape of Yasuko Watanabe in Tokyo, Japan on March 8, 1997. Mainali was imprisoned for more than 15 years before he was released in June 2012 after his conviction was overturned based on new DNA evidence. Watanabe worked by …

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Nov 07

Lana Canen Exonerated Of Murder Conviction After Fingerprint Testimony Exposed As False

Lana Canen the day of her release on November 2, 2012 (WSB-TV)

Lana Canen was released on November 2, 2012 after 8 years of wrongful imprisonment for the robbery and murder of 94-year-old Helen Sailor in her Elkhart, Indiana apartment in the early morning of November 29, 2002. Sailor’s family had dropped her off at her apartment just hours earlier after she spent Thanksgiving day and evening …

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Nov 05

Edwin Paul Wilson – 1928-2012: In Memoriam

Edwin Paul Wilson circa 2010 (Wilson family photo)

By Hans Sherrer Edwin Paul Wilson died September 10, 2012 at the age of 84 in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Wilson’s 1983 conviction in Houston for selling explosives to Libya in 1977 without the U.S. government’s permission was overturned in 2003, and he was released in 2004 after 22 years of imprisonment. In 1999 Mr. Wilson …

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Nov 02

Innocents Database Now Lists 3,540 Cases

The Innocents Database linked to from Justice Denied’s website is the world largest database of wrongly convicted people. It now lists 3,540 cases. All the cases are supported by sources for research. Those sources include court decisions, newspaper and magazine articles, and books. The Innocents Database includes: 564 innocent people were sentenced to death. 696 …

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