Tag: Perth

Nov 14

Alan Staines Exonerated Of 2004 Burglary By Discovery Lab Misidentified Him As Source Of Crime DNA

Alan Staines’ 2004 burglary conviction in Perth, Australia was overturned on November 13, 2017 by the Supreme Court of Western Australia. The Court ruled Staines’ conviction was a miscarriage of justice based on new evidence a laboratory misidentified him as the source of crime scene DNA. The ruling written by Justice Stephen Hall stated that …

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May 13

Alan Staines Cleared Of 2004 Burglary Conviction Caused By Bungled DNA Identification

Alan Staines outside court after his burglary conviction was set aside (Heather McNeill)

Alan Staines has been cleared of a 2004 burglary in Perth, Australia. More than a dozen years after his conviction, the lab that conducted the DNA test of crime scene evidence discovered it misidentified him as matching the evidence. The police collected blood stain evidence during their investigation of a home invasion in Perth’s southern …

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Mar 08

Appeals Court Acquits Chris von Deutschburg of 1983 Murder That Didn’t Occur

Chris von Deutschburg (PerthNow, 2006)

The Western Australia Court of Appeals ordered on March 1, 2013 that Chris von Deutschburg’s 1983 second-degree murder conviction in Perth, Australia be set-aside and that a judgment of acquittal be entered. On June 1, 1983 von Deutschburg was 18 and half-starved from being homeless for months in Perth, the largest city in Australia’s state …

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Aug 19

International Justice Conference In Perth, Western Australia

International Justice Conference In Perth, Western Australia

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Jun 06

Darryl Beamish Awarded $451,000 Compensation 50 Years After Wrongful Murder Conviction

Darryl Beamish Awarded $451,000 Compensation 50 Years After Wrongful Murder Conviction

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Jun 06

John Button And Darryl Beamish Cleared Of Murder Four Decades After Serial Killer’s Execution

John Button And Darryl Beamish Cleared Of Murder Four Decades After Serial Killer’s Execution

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