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Innocence Network Week in Review: December 7, 2012

Posted: December 7, 2012 4:00 pm

In a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court has ruled that California Innocence Project client William Richards has failed to prove his innocence, despite expert testimony that bite mark evidence originally used to tie him to the murder of his wife is no longer considered forensically valid. 
 
The Georgia Innocence Project is featured in Patricia Cornwell's new book, Red Mist, now out in paperback.  One of the characters in the book is a volunteer lawyer with the GIP.
 
The Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University launched the first project dedicated to studying and correcting the wrongful convictions of women.
 
Brian Banks, a California Innocence Project client who was cleared of a rape conviction earlier this year, is working to resume the football career that was interrupted by his wrongful conviction




Tags: California, Georgia, Illinois