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Boston Bombing Unknowns Could Also Yield Clues
In addition to the forensic evidence left behind, what’s not yet known about the attacks can offer clues to the bomber’s identity, according to a former FBI agent who investigated the 9/11 attacks.
April 17, 2013
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.
April 3, 2013
Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Company Stirs Fresh Questions With Admission It ‘Likely’ Broke Federal Law
Last week's admission by Sheldon Adelson's casino company that it had "likely" violated provisions of the federal law barring U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials raises some intriguing questions. Chief among them: Which transactions are at issue?
March 5, 2013
Mississippi Doctor's Autopsies at Center of Wrongful Conviction Filings
Four petitions have been filed arguing that the testimony of Mississippi forensic pathologist Dr. Steven Hayne led to wrongful convictions.
January 8, 2013
Facing a Second Trial, Ernie Lopez Takes Plea Deal
An Amarillo man whose conviction for sexually assaulting a child was reversed after experts questioned forensic evidence used against him, pleads guilty to a reduced charge.
January 4, 2013
Report: Pardon Attorney Misrepresented Facts to White House in Clarence Aaron Case
According to a new report from the DOJ inspector general, U.S. Pardon Attorney Ronald L. Rogers failed to accurately share key information in the case of Clarence Aaron, whose story we told in our 1999 film "Snitch."
December 18, 2012
NOPD Conviction Overturned in Post-Katrina Shooting
A federal appeals court said David Warren, who shot Henry Glover, deserves a new trial.
December 17, 2012
Family of Executed Texas Man Seeks to Clear His Name
Eight years after Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for the 1991 arson-murder of his three young children, his surviving family members asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to pardon him posthumously yesterday.
October 25, 2012
Texas Arson Review Yields A Handful of Questionable Cases
How many Texans are in prison for arson fires that, in fact, were accidents?
August 10, 2012
More Deaths Go Unchecked as Autopsy Rate Falls to "Miserably Low" Levels
Nearly 7,000 people die each day in the United States, and according to a new report, there remains a critical shortage of experts trained to determine their cause of death.
August 8, 2012
New Questions about Sheldon Adelson's Casino Operations in Macau
Las Vegas Sands insisted it needed approval from Macau authorities in order to give federal investigators documents that it turns out were in the U.S. all along.
July 27, 2012