Tag Archive: exoneration

May 11

Annie Dookhan’s Eight Year Rampage Of Faking Scientific Evidence To Convict Innocent People Was Aided By The Legal System

Annie Dookhan after her arrest in Sept. 2012 (David L Ryan -- Boston Globe, 2012)

Justice Denied Editorial Annie Dookhan’s saga of sabotaging more than twenty-one thousand criminal cases in Massachusetts during the eight years she “worked” as a chemist in the Hinton State Laboratory is chronicled in Justice Denied’s article, “21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing” (May 6, 2017). From her hiring in 2003 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3639

May 06

21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing

21,587 drug related convictions were vacated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 19, 2017. The Court also ordered dismissal of the cases. It was by far the most exonerations on a single day in United States history. The prosecution of all the cases relied on a “drug certificate” signed by Annie Dookhan, a …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3635

Feb 17

Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Death

Roger Lee Largent (Washington County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office)

On November 15, 2017 the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed the rape conviction of Roger Lee Largent. Four days earlier the 69-year-old Largent was beaten to death in his cell at the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2015 Roger Largent was 67 and living in Clear Spring, Maryland. His …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3513

Jan 14

John Kennedy O’Hara’s Voting Fraud Convictions Overturned After 18 Year Fight

John Kennedy O’Hara in courtroom when his conviction was overturned on January 12, 2017 (Jesse Ward, NY Daily News)

On January 12, 2017 John Kennedy O’Hara’s 1999 voting fraud related convictions were overturned in Kings County, New York. John O’Hara was an attorney in Brooklyn who in the early-to-mid-1990s was an active political opponent of Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes. In the 1990s O’Hara ran five times against Hynes allies — twice for …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3470

Jan 09

James Richard Greene’s Conviction Tossed For Driving Motorized Wheelchair While Drunk

James Richard Greene (Lincoln County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office)

James Richard Greene was acquitted by the Oregon Court of Appeals on December 29, 2016, of driving under the influence of intoxicants while he was operating his motorized wheelchair. On October 16, 2012 James Greene turned his motorized wheelchair from a sidewalk onto a marked crosswalk in Lincoln County, Oregon. The 56-year-old Greene then drove …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3462

Nov 27

Justice Denied Issue 65 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 65

Issue 65 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 65 includes the following articles: Federal Judge Grants Brendan Dassey New Trial And Castigates His First Lawyer Justice Denied’s Mobile Device Homepage Is Online! David Bryant’s Rape Conviction Based On Fantasist’s Fabrications Tossed By Appeals Court Michael Kenneth McAlister Will …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3454

Aug 18

Rodney Roberts Can Proceed With Federal Lawsuit Against Police & Prosecutor For Frame-up

Rodney R. Roberts after his release (John O’Boyle, The Star-Ledger)

On August 12, 2016 U.S. District Court Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark, New Jersey ruled that Rodney R. Roberts could proceed with his federal civil rights lawsuit related to his wrongful conviction for kidnapping. Roberts was incarcerated for almost 17 years based on evidence fabricated by the police and the prosecution. Roberts was released in …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3289

May 25

2015 Innocents Database Exoneration Report Now Available!

U.S. map with bubbles to relatively represent the total number of known exonerations for each state through 2015.

The 2015 Innocents Database Exoneration Report is now available online! The Report is a PDF document. Click here to read the 2015 Innocents Database Exoneration Report online, or to download it. The following is from the Report’s Introduction: This is the first yearly report of information recorded in the Innocents Database through the last calendar …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3198

Apr 14

6,358 Cases Now In Innocents Database

The Innocents Database now includes 6,358 cases: 3,918 from the U.S., and 2,440 from 113 other countries. The database includes 3,035 U.S. cases from 2016 to 1989, when the first DNA exoneration occurred. The Innocents Database is the world’s largest database of exonerated persons, and it includes all identifiable exonerations in the United States, as …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3182

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3117

Older posts «