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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Speaking of the Innocence Project

Joshua Kezer, free today

On the heels of yesterday's piece about the Innocence Project of Florida challenging an execution in Florida, comes this story:

From today's Associated Press:

"After 17 years behind bars for a murder that a judge says he did not commit, a Missouri inmate, Joshua Kezer, left, walked out of a prison a free man. “This is the kind of stuff you dream about,” said Mr. Kezer, 34, who has been imprisoned since 1992 for the slaying of a 19-year-old nursing student in southeast Missouri. The judge, Richard Callahan of Cole County Circuit Court, ruled Tuesday that Mr. Kezer had been wrongly convicted in the death of the student, Angela M. Lawless. Prosecutors will not seek a new trial. The judge criticized the conduct of a prosecutor, who he said withheld several pieces of evidence."

If you are a juror today, if you assume that everything presented everyday by every prosecutor is without flaw or error, than read these stories...
See also the release of the report on forensic flaws in the NY Times today:

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