Archive for October, 2011

NEIP Hosts First Annual Exoneree Picnic!

NEIP hosted a picnic for New England exonerees and their families Monday, October 10th on George’s Island in Boston. Four New England exonerees and their families joined current and former NEIP staff for a day of food, games and discussion. This is the first time that …

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The Evolving Role of Fire Science in Wrongful Convictions

Douglas Starr, a local journalist, published an article in the November issue of Discover Magazine discussing the evolving field of fire science and the role it will play in wrongful conviction cases. Scientific study of fire scenes began in earnest during the 1970s, but it …

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Exonerated NY Man Makes Boxing Debut

Dewey Bozella always dreamed of boxing professionally. As a teenager, he had boxed as an amateur before his arrest at age 18 for the murder of 92-year-old woman in Poughkeepsie, New York. His conviction primarily rested on the testimony of two criminals who repeatedly changed their stories. However, a fingerprint found at the scene matched …

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Texas Man Free After 25 Years

An Austin, Texas man walked free from prison today after serving 25 years for a crime that he didn’t commit. In 1986, Michael Morton was convicted for beating his wife to death after allegedly becoming enraged when she refused to have sex with him. Morton’s conviction rested on circumstantial evidence.

DNA tests conducted this summer on …

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