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Wrongly Imprisoned for Killing His Infant Daughter, a Father Could Go Free This Week

A database maintained by the Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project, last updated in 2015, includes more than 3,000 shaken baby syndrome criminal cases in the United States over the past 20 years, though not all of them are still current. The Washington Post’s investigation estimated hundreds of parents and caregivers were being prosecuted each year, and tallied 1,600 convictions since 2001. At least three such convictions have landed people on death row, according to a recent New Scientist article.

Read more at: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/12/shaken_baby_science_has_been_discredited_and_many_convictions_must_be_reconsidered.html

Brian Banks, former NFL employee who was wrongfully imprisoned, has message for Texans owner Bob McNair

Brian Banks, the Southern California high school football star who served six years in prison for a rape he did not commit, would like to extend a hand to besieged Texans owner Bob McNair.

Well, not an entire hand — just the middle finger.

Banks, who now works as a spokesman for the California Innocence Project and who also worked for the NFL, took to twitter Friday and posted from his account @BrianBanksFree, “Bob McNair (middle finger emoji),” to express his feelings about the embattled owner after McNair’s controversial comments about protesting football players.

In a meeting of NFL owners, McNair was quoted as saying, “we can’t have inmates running

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/brian-banks-wrongfully-imprisioned-message-texans-owner-article-1.3594316

Amid ‘Free Lamonte’ chants, hearing begins in case of KCK man imprisoned for 23 years

On the day Lamonte McIntyre was sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison, he said just 13 words to the court:

“Judge, I would like to tell the court that I’m innocent. That’s all.”

On Thursday, more than two decades later, McIntyre’s family and friends poured into a Wyandotte County courtroom for a hearing that has called into question the imprisonment of a 17-year-old man.

McIntyre, now 41, smiled at the approximately 50 friends and relatives who had assembled in the courtroom.

An innocent man has languished in prison for 23 years, his loved ones say. In a rally outside the courthouse beforehand, they cried: “I say free, you say Lamonte.”

“Free!”

“Lamonte!”

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Read more at: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article178461766.html

Lamonte McIntyre hearing: innocent man imprisoned, family, experts …

On the day Lamonte McIntyre was sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison, he said just 13 words to the court:

“Judge, I would like to tell the court that I’m innocent. That’s all.”

On Thursday, more than two decades later, McIntyre’s family and friends poured into a Wyandotte County courtroom for a hearing that has called into question his conviction.

McIntyre, now 41, smiled at the approximately 50 friends and relatives who had assembled in the courtroom as he entered.

He’s an innocent man who has languished in prison for 23 years, his loved ones say. In a rally outside the courthouse beforehand, they cried: “I say free, you say Lamonte.”

“Free!”

“Lamonte!”

Lamonte 01

Read more at: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article178461766.html

Wrong man — imprisoned 22 of his last 37 years — dies

When Clark McMillan walked free on a beautiful Memphis spring day in 2002, no other person cleared by DNA testing had served more prison time than his 22.5 years.

But Mr. McMillan would live as a free man just another 15 years. He died of lung cancer at age 61 on Sunday at St. Francis Hospital, his wife Bettie McMillan said.

“The fact that he didn’t keep his mouth shut,” Maggie Harris, a longtime friend and supporter, responded when asked what most impressed her about Mr. McMilllan. “He kept talking and talking. He didn’t let nothing die; he stayed on top of it.”

The tragic episode started in the woods near the fifth

Read more at: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2017/10/02/clark-mcmillan-cleared-rape-innocence-project-dead-61/723713001/

Court says wrongfully imprisoned Wisconsin man can sue


MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence.

The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-4 Friday in favor of Robert Lee Stinson, an outcome that reversed an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the court, the Journal Sentinel reported.

“Obviously our client is very excited,” said Heather Lewis Donnell, Stinson’s attorney. She said Stinson has waited a long time for his day in court and “he’s finally going to get it” if the defendants don’t persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

Stinson, now 53, was convicted in 1985 of killing Ione

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Court-says-wrongfully-imprisoned-Wisconsin-man-11945615.php

Court says wrongfully imprisoned Wisconsin man can sue

MILWAUKEE — A federal appeals court says a Wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence.

The Journal Sentinel reported that the full U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-4 in favor of Robert Lee Stinson, an outcome that reversed an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the court.

Stinson was freed in 2009 after the Wisconsin Innocence Project found experts who rejected the dentists’ conclusions that a bite mark on the homicide victim was left by Stinson. He sued the same year.

Heather Lewis Donnell, Stinson’s attorney, says Stinson has waited a long time for his day in court and “he’s finally going to get it.”

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/court-says-wrongfully-imprisoned-wisconsin-man-can-sue/441149103/

Man wrongfully imprisoned 23 years on bogus bite mark evidence can sue dentists, detective

Two years after a panel of the same court reached a different conclusion, the full U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-4 decision Friday, has ruled a man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence.

Robert Lee Stinson was freed in 2009 after the Wisconsin Innocence Project found experts who rejected the dentists’ conclusions that a bite mark on the homicide victim was left by Stinson. He sued the same year.

“Obviously our client is very excited,” said Heather Lewis Donnell, his attorney. 
“He’s waited a long time for his day in court and he’s finally going to get it,” if

Read more at: http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/blogs/proof-and-hearsay/2017/08/18/court-reinstates-wrongly-convicted-mans-lawsuit-against-dentists-he-says-framed-him-bogus-bite-mark/581585001/