Detroit man freed from prison after life sentence is overturned
A Detroit man who had been convicted in 2005 for double-homicide and arson walked away a free man after a judge overturned his conviction. The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Innocence Project now claims 28 convictions overturned. RELATED: Man freed after 26 years of wrongful imprisonment for Detroit murderThanks to the Innocence Project, Kenneth Nixon is now a free man. The Innocence Project found the original identification that came from a 13-year-old boy and a jailhouse informant weren’t reliable and overturned the conviction. The mother of two children who were killed, Naomi Vaughn, did not agree with the conviction being overturned.
Man freed after 26 years of wrongful imprisonment for Detroit murder
DETROIT – An innocent man who wrongfully served 26 years in prison for a Detroit murder has been released on Wednesday. “We made the decision long ago to never give up fighting for Mr. Hamilton’s release. And, even sadder, is that Mr. Hamilton’s case is not unique," said Mary Chartier, one of Mr. Hamilton’s lead attorneys. In Mr. Hamilton’s case, the ‘snitch’ claimed in numerous cases that men — men who were strangers — had spontaneously confessed murder to him. This is just one of the travesties that occurred in Mr. Hamilton’s case.
Netflix series prompts Manhattan District Attorney to review Malcolm X assassination
On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was brutally gunned down while addressing a group at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. "Who Killed Malcolm X?" A year later, Malcolm X was assassinated by three men at age 39. "District Attorney Vance has met with representatives from the Innocence Project and associated counsel regarding this matter. The District Attorney has assigned senior trial counsel Peter Casolaro and deputy chief of the Conviction Integrity Unit Charles King to lead the preliminary review.cbsnews.com
Innocence Project seeks to clear a man executed 13 years ago
MEMPHIS, TN Since the early 1990s, 22 death row inmates around the U.S. have been exonerated through DNA evidence. Now, the Innocence Project hopes to go even further and use DNA evidence to exonerate a Tennessee man executed 13 years ago. Sedley Alley received a lethal injection in 2006 for the July 1985 murder of 19-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Suzanne Collins, who was raped and beaten near the former Memphis Naval Air Station in Millington. Her attorneys include Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck, who says investigators outside Tennessee contacted him about an alternative suspect in Collins death.
Damon Thibodeaux: "I have officially rejoined the world - it’s a beautiful thing"
Damon Thibodeaux: "I have officially rejoined the world - it’s a beautiful thing" In April 2013, seven months after walking off of death row, Damon Thibodeaux was invited to speak at an Innocence Project event in New York.cbsnews.com
Overturned murder conviction frees man after 34 years
Overturned murder conviction frees man after 34 years Reginald Adams, a New Orleans man wrongfully convicted of murder has been released from prison after 34 years. The Innocence Project New Orleans reached out to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office last week after discovering a supplemental police report linking two other suspects, a weapon and stolen jewelry to the unsolved murder.cbsnews.com