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Science Needed To Help Free Innocent Prisoners
2012-08-20 14:08:30

Thousands of convicted inmates are sitting in a prison, including dozens on death row, that are innocent, but one project is collaborating with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to try and keep forensic experts accountable to science.

2010-09-17 14:35:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Get your client a fair trial. That was just one of the messages that New York Times best-selling author and lawyer John Grisham wanted students at the Wake Forest University School of Law to take away from a Sept.

2006-07-26 13:46:43

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A jury on Wednesday found Texas mother Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in the drownings of her five children, ages 6 months to 7 years, in the bathtub of their Houston home five years ago.

2006-07-26 12:10:00

A jury on Wednesday found Texas mother Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in the drowning of her five children in the bathtub of their Houston home five years ago.

2006-07-11 13:20:08

HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A Connecticut judge dropped all charges on Tuesday against a man who spent 18 years in prison for the rape of a woman which recent genetic tests showed he did not commit.

2006-01-11 17:03:27

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared prepared on Wednesday to overturn the sentence or the conviction of a Tennessee death row inmate who claims new DNA and other evidence cast doubt on his guilt for the 1985 murder of a female neighbor.

2006-01-11 14:38:42

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared prepared on Wednesday to overturn the sentence or the conviction of a Tennessee death row inmate who claims new DNA and other evidence cast doubt on his guilt for the 1985 murder of a female neighbor.

2005-11-09 13:07:25

By Matt Daily HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas' highest criminal court has refused to reinstate the murder convictions against Andrea Yates, the Texas mother who drowned her five children in 2001, after a lower court threw out the convictions out earlier this year.

2005-11-09 12:32:20

By Matt Daily HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas' highest criminal court has refused to reinstate the murder convictions against Andrea Yates, the Texas mother who drowned her five children in 2001, after a lower court threw out the convictions out earlier this year.

2005-11-09 11:44:00

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas' highest criminal court has refused to reinstate the murder convictions against Andrea Yates, the Texas mother who drowned her five children in 2001, after they were thrown out by a lower court earlier this year.


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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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