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Oct 17

Appeals Court Rules Minor Male Prosecuted For Indecent Act With Minor Was Discriminated Against Because The Girl Wasn’t Also Prosecuted

High Court of Homa Bay in Mbita, Kenya (The Standard)

Kenya’s High Court has quashed the prosecution of a 16-year-old boy for having sex with a 17-year-old girl. He was charged with defilement and committing an indecent act with a minor. One of the reasons the appeals court quashed his prosecution is he wasn’t afforded equal protection of the law because the girl wasn’t also …

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Oct 13

Kirstin Lobato’s Evidentiary Hearing — Fifth Day Report — Hearing Completed

Melisa Sopher, Jane Pucher, Adnan Sultan and Vanessa Potkin (L to R) The Innocents Project of New York’s legal team during Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing in Las Vegas from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, 2017. The picture was taken in the courtroom after the evidentiary hearing concluded. (Ms. Sopher is a paralegal, while the other three are lawyers with Ms. Potkin the lead lawyer.) (Photo by Hans Sherrer)

The Fifth day of Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing for two ineffective assistance of counsel claims in her habeas corpus petition began at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 in the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas. Ms. Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in …

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Oct 12

Kirstin Lobato’s Evidentiary Hearing — Fourth Day Report

The fourth day of Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing for two ineffective assistance of counsel claims in her habeas corpus petition began at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas. Ms. Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in …

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Oct 11

Kirstin Lobato’s Evidentiary Hearing — Third Day Report

The third day of Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing for two ineffective assistance of counsel claims in her habeas corpus petition began at 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 in the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas. Ms. Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in …

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Oct 10

Kirstin Lobato’s Evidentiary Hearing — Second Day Report

The second day of Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing for two ineffective assistance of counsel claims in her habeas corpus petition began at 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas. Ms. Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in …

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Oct 07

Kirstin Lobato’s Evidentiary Hearing Is Personal For Clark County DA’s Office & Metro PD

Kirstin Lobato’s evidentiary hearing for two ineffective assistance of counsel claims in her habeas corpus petition begins on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 in the Clark County Courthouse in Las Vegas. Ms. Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in Las Vegas on July 8, 2001. She …

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Oct 06

Federal Judge Vacates Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s Contempt Conviction And Dismisses Charge

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s federal criminal contempt conviction was vacated and the charge dismissed on October 4, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton. Arpaio had been convicted by Judge Bolton on July 31, 2017 after a bench trial. On August 25, 2017 President Donald Trump issued a full and unconditional pardon of Arpaio. Arpaio was …

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Sep 20

Conviction Review Unit (CRU) Deceived The Innocents Project About Kirstin Lobato’s Case

Kirstin Lobato CRU article in Las Vegas Tribune, September 20, 2017 issue

“Conviction Review Unit (CRU) deceived the Innocence Project about Kirstin Lobato’s case,” is a news story in the Las Vegas Tribune’s September 20, 2017 issue. In the fall of 2016 Clark County District Attorney Steven Wolfson established a Conviction Review Unit to review a prisoner’s claim that new evidence establishes their actual innocence of their …

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Sep 01

William Ashwell Acquitted Of Burglary And Escape By Mississippi Supreme Court Because No Criminal Charges Were Filed Against Him

Mississippi Supreme Court on 2-1-2017 (courts.ms.gov)

William Scott Ashwell was acquitted of burglary and escape by the Mississippi Supreme Court on August 24, 2017. The Supreme Court ruled Ashwell had never been charged with the crimes, so the trial court had no jurisdiction to find him guilty in 2006 and sentence him to 15 years in prison. On December 14, 2006 …

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Aug 31

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online Issue 68 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 68 includes the following articles: Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Murder In Prison $50,000 Reward Offered For Info That Will Exonerate Temujin Kensu Of 1986 Michigan Murder …

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