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Last night in Tampa: Dean McKee freed after three decades | tbo.com

TAMPA Dean McKee was 16 when he was condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Three decades later, he walked out of the Hillsborough County jail on Tuesday night, allowed to finally go home while the appellate courts decide whether he can stay there.

McKee, 46, was released hours after a Hillsborough circuit judge agreed to released him on his own recognizance as the state appeals a judicial order striking down his 1988 murder conviction.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Three decades later, Dean McKee freed as 1987 murder conviction is appealed

Jailers escorted McKee to a holding area to be fitted with a GPS monitor a condition of his appellate bond agreement a little after 8:30 p.m.

Outside, family members, friends, photographers and reporters peered through the lobby windows of the Orient Road

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Brian Banks Addresses Wrongful Convictions on NBC’s Megyn Kelly TODAY

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This morning, former NFL player Brian Banks appeared as a guest on NBC News’ Megyn Kelly TODAY to speak about his new series, “Final Appeal.” Banks, who was falsely convicted of rape in 2002 by a fellow Poly High School student as a teenager and spent five years in prison and five years as a registered sex offender, is on a mission to help others falsely convicted.

Banks was joined by Project Director of the California Innocence Project Justin Brooks, who helped with his exoneration and former prosecutor Loni Coombs, who helps Banks examine other potentially wrongful convictions in “Final Appeal.”



The investigative series premiered on Oxygen Sunday evening and aims to help wrongfully convicted individuals, as well as others trapped in complicated legal situations, according to IMDB. The first episode looks into the case of Patty Prewitt, who has been behind bars

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Virginia Is for Second Chances

“They called me ‘Mad Dog McAuliffe,’” he added.

Although the administration’s officials took great pains to preserve the optics of that dinner and its clemency campaign—again, clemency is an even more volatile political issue than restorations—the very stories of the people before them suggested that in efforts to challenge a criminal-justice system quickened in the belly of Jim Crow, the “redeemable” and the “irredeemable” can’t be so easily separated at first glance.

Perhaps the most complicated case that came before the governor’s desk was that of Robert Paul Davis, who in 2003 confessed to a double murder, and was sentenced to 23 years in prison when he was only 18. In 2011, one of the other two suspects implicated in the murders signed an affidavit admitting he’d thrown Davis’s name out to deflect suspicion, and that police had extracted a confession from the 18-year-old under intense pressure. Davis, who is

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Virginia justices to consider exoneration pleas in two decades-old cases

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What It Takes – Barry Scheck


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00:00:00 ALICE WINKLER: One morning in 1986, a supermarket manager named Michael Morton left for work. By the end of the day he’d been arrested for the murder of his wife, Christine, who was found in their bed, beaten to death in front of their three-year-old son. Michael Morton was sentenced to life, and went to prison, but the thing is, he didn’t kill his wife. Behind his conviction is the sickening story of bad forensic science and an unscrupulous prosecutor who hid evidence from the

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Take Note: Innocence Project Director On Working To Free The Wrongly Convicted

As the victim of bullying since childhood, Aija Mayrock fought back writing “The Survival Guide to Bullying” in her teens.  As she says today at 22, “I realized that I had to create a little, yet powerful survival guide that any kid could use as a life-saving device when they were being bullied in the gym, the cafeteria, the locker room, the class room, the hallways — anywhere.  A guide that could be a road map, a flashlight, or a friend. So here it is. This book is my gift to you.”  WPSU’s Carolyn Donaldson talked with Mayrock for “Take Note.” 

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Suspect Convictions Episode 11: Fighting For Their Cousin

GLT is partnering with true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

Her father was convicted of the crime but has long maintained his innocence, claiming an ex-girlfriend was the real killer—the same woman later convicted in a separate murder. New episodes air Fridays on GLT’s Sound Ideas. You can also subscribe to the podcast.

On this week’s episode of Suspect Convictions, you’ll meet Barton McNeil’s two cousins who’ve worked for years to prove his innocence.

Grace Schlafer from Indiana and Chris Ross from California have interviewed witnesses, poured over documents, and questioned detectives. They were instrumental in getting the Illinois Innocence Project involved in McNeil’s fight for exoneration. The Illinois Innocence Project is expected to file motions soon in hopes of winning McNeil a new trial.

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