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Category Archives: Media Updates

ABC27: Attorney: Man freed in ’79 murder, arson that wasn’t

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A central Pennsylvania man who spent nearly 36 years in prison for the murder of his 16-year-old son has been freed from prison, according to his attorney. James Hugney Sr., […]

FOX23: Man serves 24 years in Pennsylvania prison for crime he didn’t commit

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A former New York businessman walked out of a Pennsylvania prison today as a free man after spending 24 years of his life behind bars. 79-year-old Han Tak Lee was […]

Philadelphia Inquirer: No retrial for pair in ’95 robbery-murder

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Two men freed after serving 15 years of their life sentences for the 1995 robbery-murder of a North Philadelphia businessman will not be retried, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office announced […]

WHYY: Philly DA, Pennsylvania Innocence Project seek justice through improved conviction review

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In March 2012, when Eric Locke heard he was wanted in connection with the murder of Joel Blumer — a crime he did not commit — he went into a […]

Philly.com: Tony Goldwyn fetes the Pennsylvania Innocence Project

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Tony Goldwyn, who you may not better as President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s totally-addictive “Scandal,” is a big supporter of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, an organization that works to free […]

Philadelphia Inquirer: Ramsey orders changes on interrogations, holding suspects

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Beginning next year, Philadelphia detectives must video-record interrogations in all homicide cases and end a long-standing practice of holding suspects for long stretches even when no charges are filed. That […]

CBS Philly: Philly Murder Case Reversals Bring Call For Review

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A city judge ruled last year that Philadelphia prosecutors had “sanitized” evidence that led to a 1986 death sentence. This summer, a federal judge said “shaky eyewitness identifications” had condemned […]

Philadelphia Inquirer: Judge orders new trial for 2 in ’95 murder

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Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder are still serving the life prison terms they began 15 years ago for the robbery-murder of North Philadelphia businessman Thomas Keal. But Tuesday brought them […]

Philly.com: ‘Near miss’ for one wrongfully accused

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By Marissa Boyers Bluestine Last week, the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office withdrew murder charges against a man it determined to be innocent. Tahmir Craig was charged with the Memorial […]