April 2015 archive

Apr 26

Barry Bonds Acquitted By Federal Appeals Court After 12 Year Legal Ordeal

Barry Lamar Bonds was acquitted of his 2011 obstruction of justice conviction by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 22, 2015. The appeals court ruled the prosecution introduced insufficient evidence during Bonds’ 2011 trial that he obstructed justice by his testimony to a federal grand jury in 2003. During his twelve year …

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Apr 14

Zachary R. Handley Exonerated Of Arson Based On New Evidence The Prosecution’s Star Witness Is A Serial Arsonist And He Falsely Confessed

Northampton County Judge Anthony S. Beltrami (Bill Adams, Express-Times)

Northampton County Judge Anthony S. Beltrami has vacated Zachary R. Handley’s 2008 convictions related to two arson fires in Stockertown, Pennsylvania. Judge Beltrami’s ruling was based on new evidence the prosecution’s star witness is a serial arsonist who likely committed the crimes, and that Handley falsely confessed. Handley’s exoneration is directly attributable to the post-conviction …

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Apr 05

Justice Denied Issue 59 is now online

Issue 59 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted includes the following articles: Derrick Hamilton Exonerated 22 Years After Wrongful New York Murder Conviction Motorcyclist Acquitted On Appeal Of Indecent Exposure Conviction Tang Nguyen Acquitted By Appeals Court For Avoiding Federal Taxes On “Contraband” Cigarettes Judge Constance Briscoe Sentenced To 16 Months Imprisonment …

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Apr 02

Federal Appeals Court Declares Lawrence Owens’ Murder Conviction Is “Nonsense”

Lawrence Owens (Ill. DOC)

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Lawrence Owens murder conviction in Cook County, Illinois on the basis the judge’s reason for finding him guilty in 2000 after a bench trial is “nonsense”, because it was based on evidence the judge made up out of thin air. After dark on the evening of …

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