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Mar 03

Eric Asante Exonerated By DNA Of Defiling Student In 2005

Eric Asante after his release from prison in 2015 (The Mirror, Accra)

Eric Asante has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Ghana of defiling a 14-year-old girl in 2005. Asante’s acquittal was based on a DNA paternity test that excluded him as the father of the son born to the now 26-year-old woman. In 2005 Eric Asante was 28 and a teacher at the Nyorhini Presby …

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Jun 16

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Prosecutor Cannot Later Be Judge In Case

Terrance Williams (PA DOC)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 9, 2016 that the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause requires the recusal of a judge who was previously involved in the prosecution of a case. Terrance Williams was 18 in 1984 when he was charged along with Marc C. Draper in the beating death of Amos Norwood in …

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May 05

Stealing Food Out Of Necessity Not A Crime, Rules Italy’s Supreme Court

Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome (wikimapia.org)

On May 2, 2016 Italy’s Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling that stealing a small amount of food out of necessity is not a crime. In 2011 Roman Ostriakov was a 31-year-old homeless Ukrainian immigrant living in Genoa, Italy. Ostriakov went into a supermarket and he only had enough money to buy some breadsticks, that …

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Jun 15

Lorenzo Johnson Back In Custody After U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates His Murder Conviction

Lorenzo Johnson was taken back into custody on June 14, 2012 to resume serving his life sentence. Sixteen days earlier the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated his convictions of being an accomplice and co-conspirator in the December 1995 murder of Taraja Williams in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ October …

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Jun 03

U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Lorenzo Johnson’s Convictions Even Though He May Be Innocent

Lorenzo Johnson at the party celebrating his release on January 18, 2012.

On May 29, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated Lorenzo Johnson’s convictions of being an accomplice and co-conspirator in the 1995 murder of Taraja Williams in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Court reversed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that there was insufficient evidence of Johnson’s guilt. Johnson and his acquaintance Corey Walker were charged with …

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May 03

Woman Exonerated Of Murdering Her Father Must Reimburse The State For Money Paid To Experts

Monika de Montgazon on April 11, 2012 in Berlin

Monika de Montgazon has been ordered to repay more than $42,000 that the German government paid to experts who provided new evidence that exonerated her of murdering her 76-year-old father. In 2003 Montgazon was a 47-year-old nurse caring for her 76-year-old invalid father in the duplex they shared in Buckow, Germany with her partner. Buckow …

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Jun 27

Four Men Exonerated 38 Years After Convictions For Singing Anti-Soviet Song In Pub

Four Men Exonerated 38 Years After Convictions For Singing Anti-Soviet Song In Pub

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Jun 09

Vladek Filler Acquitted After Retrial Of Sexually Assaulting His Estranged Wife

Vladek Filler Acquitted After Retrial Of Sexually Assaulting His Estranged Wife

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May 12

Proving Innocence Is No Longer Necessary For Wrongful Conviction Compensation In England

Proving Innocence Is No Longer Necessary For Wrongful Conviction Compensation In England

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May 04

Réjean Hinse Awarded $13.1 Million For 5 Years Wrongful Imprisonment For Armed Robbery

Réjean Hinse Awarded $13.1 Million For 5 Years Wrongful Imprisonment For Armed Robbery

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