Monthly Archives: August 2011

DNA evidence confirms wrong man imprisoned for 25 years

Michael Morton has spent the past 25 years in prison, convicted of bludgeoning his wife to death in 1986. This month a second set of DNA tests confirmed that hair and blood found on a bandana at a construction site … Continue reading

Kentucky Judge Says Yes.. then No to DNA Testing That Could Prove Innocence

There are cases where an inmate proclaims his innocence, but the biological material that could prove it can’t be found. This is not one of those cases. There are cases where the prosecution argues DNA testing should not be allowed … Continue reading

Eye-witness recants 23 years after murder

The sole eyewitness in a 1988 murder case has recanted his testimony, telling an Illinois’ Cook County court that he identified the wrong man. Orlando Lopez recently swore in an affidavit that he did not see then 24-year-old Jacques Rivera … Continue reading

Hawaii Innocence Project’s First Exoneration

On July 21, a judge dismissed all counts against Alvin Francis Jardine III, 41, convicted in 1992 of burglary and rape in the case of 25-year-old Haiku woman. Jardine spent almost 20 years in prison based largely on the victim’s … Continue reading