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Wrongfully convicted man’s speech revives project – Dubois County …

By The Associated Press

SOUTH BEND — A wrongfully convicted Indiana man whose case made national news during Vice President Mike Pence’s campaign has helped revive a Notre Dame law school group.

The (South Bend) Tribune reports that five students struggled to revive the Innocence Project until Keith Cooper’s appearance in April packed a campus lecture hall.

The Elkhart man spent 10 years in prison for a 1996 robbery before DNA evidence suggested his innocence and witnesses recanted. His case gained prominence last year when then-Gov. Pence refused to pardon him. Gov. Eric Holcomb issued the pardon days after taking office.

Club president Tia Paulette and four others stepped forward in summer 2016 to jump-start the Innocence Project. Now there are more than 100 members and their goal is to work on cases of potential wrongful convictions.

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Wrongfully convicted man’s speech revives project

By The Associated Press

SOUTH BEND — A wrongfully convicted Indiana man whose case made national news during Vice President Mike Pence’s campaign has helped revive a Notre Dame law school group.

The (South Bend) Tribune reports that five students struggled to revive the Innocence Project until Keith Cooper’s appearance in April packed a campus lecture hall.

The Elkhart man spent 10 years in prison for a 1996 robbery before DNA evidence suggested his innocence and witnesses recanted. His case gained prominence last year when then-Gov. Pence refused to pardon him. Gov. Eric Holcomb issued the pardon days after taking office.

Club president Tia Paulette and four others stepped forward in summer 2016 to jump-start the Innocence Project. Now there are more than 100 members and their goal is to work on cases of potential wrongful convictions.

Read more at: https://duboiscountyherald.com/b/wrongfully-convicted-mans-speech-revives-project

Wrongfully convicted man’s Notre Dame speech revives Innocence Project

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Mysterious Letter Revives Interest in Man’s 40-Year Disappearance

Nearly 40 years after Bernard Ross disappeared from his Maine home, his parents received a mysterious letter about him, renewing police interest in his missing-person case.

The letter, about Bernard Ross Jr., who was 18 when he disappeared in 1977 after leaving the family’s home in Fort Kent, arrived at the parents’ home “a couple of months ago,” according to The Portland Press Herald.

The police disclosed the existence of letter, hoping that public attention might coax the author of the correspondence to contact police.

The letter to Ross’ parents referred to a report about him published in The Kennebec Journal.

Maine State Police Lt. Troy Gardner said that authorities are not releasing the contents of the letter and that the family is going through a wide range of emotions after being in touch with police throughout the years.

As for whether the letter

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