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Barry Scheck

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Is Oklahoma About to Execute an Innocent Man?

(26) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 2:12 PM

Dear Governor Mary Fallin:

We urge you to stay the execution of Richard Glossip so that deep concerns about his guilt can be addressed.

On September 16, unless you act, the State of Oklahoma will put Mr. Glossip to death for the murder of Barry Van Treese. Justin Sneed--who by...

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The Story Behind "Conviction" and a Path to End Injustice

(7) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 12:49 PM

Twelve years ago, we received a letter at the Innocence Project from Betty Anne Waters. Her brother Kenny Waters had been convicted of a murder he said he didn't commit, and she had devoted her life to proving his innocence. She wrote: "The day that my brother was unjustly convicted...

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Innocent, but Executed

(673) Comments | Posted August 30, 2009 | 10:26 PM

In his final hours on death row, Cameron Todd Willingham and his attorneys tried frantically to show the governor of Texas a new scientific report proving his innocence. The evidence was apparently ignored, and Willingham was executed on February 17, 2004.

During his trial, he refused prosecutors' offer to give...

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Troubling Questions Surround Troy Davis Execution Set for Monday

(29) Comments | Posted October 24, 2008 | 11:23 AM

By now, hopefully many people have heard about Troy Davis, who is set to be executed Monday in Georgia for the murder of a police officer in Savannah. Investigations conducted since his 1991 conviction have produced disturbing affidavits showing that seven of the nine key witnesses who testified against Davis...

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On the 200th DNA Exoneration in the U.S.

(48) Comments | Posted April 22, 2007 | 10:33 PM

Jerry Miller was 22 years old when he was arrested and charged with a brutal rape, robbery and kidnapping. He was convicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Today, 26 years later, Jerry Miller will be exonerated because DNA testing proves what he said all along - that he...

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