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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.

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

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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Patty Wetterling Gives Keynote Speech At Amber Alert Symposium

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — We are nearing closer to the one-year anniversary of the discovery of Jacob Wetterling’s remains and the confession of his killer.

On Tuesday, Wetterling’s mother is honoring her son’s memory by speaking out in hopes of helping law enforcement and saving other children and their families.

Patty Wetterling served as the keynote speaker at the National Symposium for AMBER Alert Coordinators and Clearinghouse Managers.

The conference is meant to serve as an opportunity for those involved in the AMBER Alert program across the United States to develop relationships with each other, something that is especially important given that so many cases involve kids that are taken across state lines and country borders.

The keynote address comes at the same time the Wetterling family has filed a lawsuit to keep some of the files involved in his kidnapping case private.

The case files were supposed to be released

Read more at: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/06/27/patty-wetterling-amber-alert-symposium/