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Entries by John Rudolf from 03/2012

Khahn Dinh Phan, Accused Killer, Could Go Free If Public Defender Problems Persist, Says Georgia Court

Posted 03.09.2012 | Crime

The case of a Georgia man who has spent nearly seven years in jail waiting for his death-penalty trial to begin is an "egregious" example of the state...

Alabama Prison Guards Indicted in Fatal Beating of Handcuffed Inmate

Posted 03.13.2012 | Crime

FBI agents arrested three former Alabama prison guards on Monday after a federal grand jury indicted them on charges of beating a handcuffed prisoner ...

Michael Wayne Hash Free After Judge Slams Official Misconduct in Murder Case, Tosses Life Sentence

Posted 03.16.2012 | Crime

A Virginia man sentenced to life in prison in 2001 savored his first night of freedom Wednesday after a federal judge overturned his murder conviction...

Stockton's Poor Mired In Violence After Police Cuts, Recession

Posted 03.18.2012 | Crime

STOCKTON, Calif. –- Last year, Pablo Cano put to rest 12 murder victims, the most he's handled in four decades as an undertaker in this troubled cit...

George Zimmerman Unprotected By Self-Defense Law in Trayvon Martin Killing, Florida Lawmakers Say

Posted 03.21.2012 | Black Voices

Republican state lawmakers in Florida responsible for a controversial 2005 self-defense law said it shouldn't apply to a neighborhood watch volunteer ...