Monthly Archives: October 2011

Michael Morton exonerated based on new DNA evidence and extensive prosecutorial misconduct

After spending 25 years in jail for a crime that he did not commit, Michael Morton was freed on Tuesday, October 4, after DNA evidence cleared him. Morton was wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife, Christine Morton, back … Continue reading

DNA vs. Confessions

Chicago, IL “I’ve been waiting on justice for 17 years, and I’m still waiting,” said Terrill Swift as he was reunited with his family members after a hearing on whether his conviction for a 1994 rape and murder should be … Continue reading

Obie Anthony Exonerated in California

Last week, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kelvin Filer vacated Obie Anthony’s murder and attempted burglary convictions. Anthony was represented by The Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University School of Law. Anthony, 37, has spent 17 years … Continue reading