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April 3, 2013, 3:58 pm
One of the Norfolk Four Makes a Final Appeal to the Supreme Court

Eric Wilson served more than seven years for a rape it seems almost certain that he didn’t commit.

March 19, 2012, 4:10 pm
New Appeal in False Confession Case Focuses on Sex Offender Status

As a sex offender, Eric Wilson is required to register with the state police every 90 days. There are certain … Continue reading

December 9, 2011, 11:38 am
A Rare Look at the Police Tactics That Can Lead to False Confessions

On Dec. 1, 2008, Worcester, Mass. police had 16-year-old Nga Truong locked in an interrogation room. Her 13-month-old son, Khyle, … Continue reading

September 22, 2011, 2:34 pm
Latest “Norfolk Four” Appeal Rejected

The latest attempt by three of the “Norfolk Four” to have their convictions overturned was denied by the Virginia Supreme … Continue reading

September 1, 2011, 2:47 pm
Lawyers Push for New Appeal for Three of the “Norfolk Four”

Danial Williams, Joseph Dick (pictured right) and Eric Wilson (left) — three of four men who falsely confessed to a … Continue reading

August 12, 2011, 12:57 pm
Study Offers Disturbing False Confession Insights

It’s remarkably easy to confess to something you didn’t do, and more people are inclined to do so than you … Continue reading

August 4, 2011, 2:50 pm
The Confessions: One of the “Norfolk Four” Cleared of Rape/Murder Charges

Derek Tice, who was convicted of the 1997 rape and murder of Michelle Moore-Bosko, is officially a free man after … Continue reading

April 21, 2011, 10:51 am
Overturned Conviction Upheld in False Confession Case

Derek Tice maintains that, although he admitted to the 1997 rape and murder of Michelle Moore-Bosko, he is innocent of … Continue reading

March 21, 2011, 1:26 pm
Judge Rejects Norfolk Four Appeals

Chief Judge Everett Martin dismissed petitions filed by Danial Williams, Joseph Dick and Eric Wilson on March 2, reports the … Continue reading

February 12, 2011, 6:46 pm
Key Detective in False Confession Case Sentenced

On Feb. 25, 2011, Robert Glenn Ford was sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison following his conviction … Continue reading

December 21, 2010, 6:24 pm
Did a Detective Admit to the Innocence of Four Men He Helped Convict?

A confidential witness has told an investigator that former detective Robert Glenn Ford, who elicited false confessions from four men … Continue reading

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