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Jerry Hobbs

Dancing Eyebrows, Amanda Knox, and Jerry Hobbs: Assessing Guilt Based On Body Language Is a Dangerous Game

Steve Drizin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There's no place for such conjecture testimony in the court system or the court of public opinion. It may make for great television but it is not science.

A Prosecutor's True Calling

David Protess | Posted 02.11.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Wrongful convictions occur because prosecutors forget that their mandate "in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done," as the United States Supreme Court has decided.

Dad Cleared In Daughter's Accuses County Cops Of Torture

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A man who spent five years in jail for the Mother's Day murders of his daughter and her friend before DNA evidence cleared him filed a...

Wrongfully-Accused Men Call For End Of Death Penalty

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two fathers, wrongly accused in the murders of their children, on Friday called for an end to the death penalty in Illinois. Kevin Fox, who was fal...

Man Linked To Zion Killings Gets 5 Life Sentences In Va.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The ex-Marine who is linked to the murders of two Zion, Ill. girls in 2005 was sentenced last week to five consecutive life sentences for separate cri...

DNA Evidence Could Lead To Release Of Zion Man Jailed For Murdering Two Children

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Zion man jailed since 2005 on charges he murdered his young daughter and her friend could be released from custody as soon as Wednesday. ...

DNA Evidence Clears Dad Jailed For Murders, Charges Dropped

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A northern Illinois man jailed on first-degree murder charges in the 2005 stabbing deaths of his daughter and another young gir...

DNA Evidence Found On Murdered Zion Girls Could Clear Father, In Prison For The Crime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: According to the Chicago Tribune, Lake County Major Crimes investigators have linked Jorge "George" Torrez, a 21-year-old Marine, to the doub...