Tag: murder

Dec 05

Equan Southall Granted New Trial Because Juror Failed To Disclose She Had Pending Assistant DA Job Application

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division granted Equan Southall a new trial on November 28, 2017, because a juror failed to disclose before being sworn in that she had a pending job application to be an New York County Assistant District Attorney. Southall was convicted in May 2014 of second-degree murder in the death …

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Nov 22

Nicole Harris Denied Compensation By Federal Jury That Rejected Her Claim Chicago PD Framed Her For Son’s Death

Nicole Harris after her release in 2013 (NW Univ. Center on Wrongful Convictions)

On November 17, 2017 a federal court jury in Chicago ruled against Nicole Harris’ federal civil rights lawsuit that claimed Chicago Police Department officers framed her for her 4-year-old son Jaquari’s death in May 2005. Harris was incarcerated for almost eight years before her murder conviction was overturned and she was released in 2013. Jaquari …

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Nov 11

Fred Steese Pardoned For 1992 Murder In North Las Vegas

Fred Steese (Lisa Rasmussen)

Frederick Lee Steese was granted a full and unconditional pardon on November 8, 2017 by an 8 to 1 vote of the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners. It was their first pardon in at least 21 years of a convicted murderer. Fred Steese was convicted on March 1, 1995 of first-degree murder with a deadly …

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Oct 01

Thandi Maqubela Acquitted Of Murder Because Her Husband Died From Natural Causes

Thandi Maqubela outside the Western Cape High Court on Nov 4-2013 (Nardus Engelbrecht - SAPA)

Thandi Sheryl Maqubela was acquitted of murder by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on September 29, 2017. The Court ruled the trial evidence failed to establish her husband, Patrick Maqubela, didn’t die from natural causes in Cape Town, South Africa. Patrick and Thandi Maqubela were married in September 1991. In the spring of 2009 …

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Aug 31

Ibrahim Uyar Awarded $29,667 Compensation For Wrongful Imprisonment For Murder

Ibrahim Uyar in July 2017 (Hürriyet Daily News)

Ibrahim Uyar has been awarded compensation of $29,667 for 6 years and 7 months of wrongful imprisonment for murder.* Uyar was 16 when convicted in 2010 of the murder of a prostitute in 2008 in Ödemis, Turkey. He was acquitted by an appeals court and released in 2015. Gülseren G. was stabbed to death in …

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Aug 27

Anneli Auer Seeks Additional $2.95 Million Compensation For Wrongful Conviction Of Husband’s Murder

Anneli Auer’s 2016 memoir “Murhalesken muistelmat” (“The Murder of the Widow’s Memoirs”) (Front cover) (The photo is of Anneli, Jukka, and their three children in 2006.)

Anneli Auer is seeking an additional US$2.95 million compensation from Finland’s government for being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for her husband’s murder.* The US$613,000 she was paid in September 2016 was record compensation in Finland for an exonerated person. She was imprisoned for 611 days. Anneli Auer’s case is one of the most publicized legal …

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Aug 12

Patrick Dwayne Murphy’s Murder Conviction And Death Sentence Overturned By Federal Appeals Court

Patrick Dwayne Murphy

On August 8, 2017 the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals granted Patrick Dwayne Murphy’s writ of habeas corpus, and overturned his murder conviction and death sentence in Oklahoma. The Court ruled the State of Oklahoma did not have jurisdiction to prosecute Murphy because the crime occurred on Indian land subject to federal jurisdiction. In …

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Jul 31

$10,000 Reward Offered To Anyone Who Answers 100 Questions To Prove Steven Avery Is Guilty

Kathleen Zellner (and Bruno) on way to tell Steven Avery about the 7th Circuit’s ruling affirming that Dassey should get a new trial. (6-23-17) (twitter.com/zellnerlaw)

Lawyer Kathleen Zellner announced on July 26, 2017 that she is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can prove her client Steven Avery is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. To win the $10,000 an applicant must rely on credible evidence to answer 100 questions regarding Avery’s case. Avery was convicted in March 2007 of …

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Jul 28

Death Row Prisoners Vincent Edwards And Richard Haynes Acquitted By Caribbean Court of Justice

CCJ Chides Barbados For Not Recording Interrogations (Nationnews, Barbados), 7-27-2017

Vincent Leroy Edwards and Ricardo Orlando Haynes (aka Richard Haynes) have been acquitted of a 2006 murder in Barbados by the Caribbean Court of Justice. On July 25, 2017 the CCJ ruled their uncorroborated alleged confessions to police were insufficient evidence to prove they committed the crime, and ordered their release from Barbados’ death row. …

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Jul 24

Three Men Wrongly Convicted Of Murder & Sentenced To Death In China Seek $3 Million Compensation Each

Cheng Lihe, Huang Zhiqiang, Fang Chunping and Cheng Fagen after their acquittal on December 21, 2016 (amnesty.org)

Three men wrongly convicted and sentenced to death in China for the murder of a man and his girlfriend have filed compensation claims for about US$3 million each. Another innocent man who spent 11 years on the lam to avoid being tried for the murders, has filed a compensation claim for US$711,000. The body of …

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