Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 27

Judge Complains To Jury Paul Cleary’s Acquittal Will Distress Prosecution Witnesses

Paul Cleary leaving Liverpool Crown Court during his trial (Liverpool Echo)

The lack of objectivity and pro-prosecution bias of judges is common in countries around the world. There are times when a judge simply cannot resist the temptation to overtly express their sympathy with the prosecution. One of those times occurred on December 10, 2013 after a jury in Liverpool, England acquitted Paul Cleary of allegedly …

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Dec 26

Symieon Robinson-Pierre Exonerated Of Convictions For His Dog Biting Police Officers

Symieon Robinson-Pierre during his sentencing on January 13, 2013 (drawing by Julia Quenzler).

Symieon Robinson-Pierre’s 2012 convictions of owning a dog that bit four police officers in London have been overturned by the UK’s Court of Appeal. On March 22, 2012 a warrant was served on Robinson-Pierre at his row house in east London. The police didn’t knock before breaking down the front door and entering the house. …

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Dec 23

Love Trumps Law As Italy’s Supreme Court Annuls Sexual Abuse Conviction

Court of Appeals building in Catanzaro, Italy.

Italy’s Supreme Court has annulled the sexual abuse conviction of a 60-year-old man found in bed with an 11-year-old girl on the ground they had a “romantic relationship.” The man was identified by his initials P.L. The girl’s family was poor and lived in the southern Italian town of Catanzaro. P.L. worked with the Social …

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Dec 21

Gyronne Buckley Awarded $460,000 For 11-1/2 Years Imprisonment For Drug Frame-Up

Gyronne Buckley (KTHV-TV, Little Rock, AR)

Gyronne Buckley has been awarded $460,000 by the Arkansas State Claims Commission for 11-1/2 years of imprisonment for a drug conviction that was the result of a frame-up by Arkansas’ South Central Drug Task Force. Buckley was convicted on May 27, 1999 in Clark County, Arkansas of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance …

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Dec 12

“Compulsive Liar” Jailed For Falsely Accusing Ex-Boyfriend Of Rape

Natasha Foster (Belfast Telegraph)

Natasha Foster, a 23-year-old “compulsive liar” who falsely accused a former boyfriend of rape after he ended their on-off relationship by text, was sentenced in Antrim, Northern Ireland to three months in jail. Foster, who admitted a charge of perverting the course of public justice, is the third woman in Northern Ireland to be sentenced …

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Dec 11

Lorenzo Johnson Rally To Be Held In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on December 18, 2013

Lorenzo Johnson at the party celebrating his release on January 18, 2012 after more than 16 years of incarceration. He was taken back into custody on June 14, 2012. (Lorenzo Johnson, Facebook.com )

On December 18, 2013 “A Call to Action to Free Lorenzo Johnson” will be held at 11:30 a.m. outside the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General in Strawberry Square, at 3rd St. and Walnut St. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The event will include a press conference and rally in support of Johnson, and to submit petitions …

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Dec 09

Who Is Responsible For Annie Borjesson’s Death?

Annie Borjesson’s body was found just over the sea wall from where Guje Borjesson is standing. (Maria Janssen)

The repeated failure of Scottish police to thoroughly investigate suspicious deaths has resulted in the circulation of a petition calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce the right to a mandatory public inquiry with full disclosure of evidence in deaths determined to be self-inflicted or accidental, following suspicious death investigations. …

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Dec 07

Sara Ylen Convicted Of Filing False Rape Report And Tampering With Evidence

Sara Ylen led from the courtroom in handcuffs after her conviction on December 5, 2013 (AP)

Sara R. Ylen’s years of lying about numerous non-existent sexual assaults in two states resulted in her conviction on December 5, 2013 in Port Huron, Michigan of filing a false rape report in 2012 and tampering with evidence. Ylen gained national notoriety in September 2012 when evidence of her history of making repeated unsubstantiated sexual …

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Dec 04

“An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story” on CNN December 5th at 9pm ET/PT

Photo: Michael and Christine Morton with son Eric in 1986 (KVUE)

“An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story” will be broadcast for the first time on the CNN cable network on Thursday, December 5th at 9pm ET/PT. Directed by Al Reinert, the two-hour documentary portrays the harrowing true tale of Michael Morton who was freed in 2011 after spending 25 years in prison for the murder …

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Dec 02

Wisconsin Awards David Turnpaugh $822 After Four Year Legal Battle For Compensation

Gavel and legal books

David R. Turnpaugh was awarded compensation of $822 by the Wisconsin Claims Board on November 25, 2013 for his wrongful convictions in 2006 for soliciting prostitution and bail jumping. The award resulted from Turnpaugh’s third petition to the Claims Board for compensation, and came more than four years after he filed his first petition in …

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