January 2016 archive

Jan 30

Kengo Iwamoto’s Rape Conviction Tossed In Japan Based On False DNA Trial Testimony

Kengo Iwamoto (KYODO)

Kengo Iwamoto has been acquitted of rape by the Fukuoka High Court in Japan based on new evidence the prosecution presented false DNA evidence at his trial. Iwamoto was 19 when he was charged with raping a 17-year-old girl in October 2012 in Kagoshima, Japan. Kagoshima is on the southwestern tip of Kyushu island, about …

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Jan 29

300 U.S. Exonerations In 2015

Three hundred exonerations in the United States in 2015 are documented in the Innocents Database, which is the only database in the world that attempts to compile all known exonerations in the United States, as well as internationally. The database includes 202 international exonerations in 2015. The 2015 U.S. exonerations were greater than the 231 …

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Jan 29

Kirstin Blaise Lobato Has Twice Been Wrongly Convicted Because Of ‘Tragic Choices’

Kirstin Blaise Lobato after her release on bail in Dec. 2005 awaiting her retrial.

Kirstin Blaise Lobato Has Twice Been Wrongly Convicted Because Of ‘Tragic Choices’ By Hans Sherrer January 29, 2007 “We cannot know why the world suffers. But we can know how the world decides that suffering shall come to some persons and not to others.” Guido Calabresi and Philip Bobbit in Tragic Choices (1978) Author’s Note: …

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