Truth in Justice Newsletter - August, 2003
|SANDY MURPHY AND
A divided Nevada
Supreme Court has reversed the the murder convictions of Sandy Murphy
and Rick Tabish. They had been found guilty of killing Las Vegas
casino executive Ted Binion, despite the fact that medical experts
testified Binion, a know heroin addict, died of an overdose of heroin,
Xanax and Valium. They will get a new trial.
|GREGORY BRIGHT AND
Thanks to the efforts of the
Project New Orleans, Gregory Bright and Earl Truvia have been released
over 27 years in prison for a murder they did not commit. They
are innocent men.
For half of his 42 years,
Nicholas J. Yarris has been on death row in
Pennsylvania prisons, emphatically telling anyone who would listen that
he didn't commit the 1981 abduction, rape and murder of a Delaware
County woman for which he was convicted. He now may have scientific
evidence that he has been telling the truth from behind bars for more
than two decades.
G. Bright and E.
DENIED ... JUSTICE DELAYED
three indictments, two trials and a handful of appellate proceedings,
some of the best legal minds in Virginia still are trying to decide
whether Merry Pease was a domestic-violence victim or a cold-blooded
claim of prosecutorial misconduct -- which was one of the reasons the
case was overturned the first time around -- that is drawing new
attention to it.
Learn more about Merry's case at Justice for Merry
On July 27, 2003,
Brown County, Wisconsin Judge Peter Naze denied John Maloney's state
habeas petition. The fight to free this former police officer,
convicted of crimes that never happened, continues.
ago we posted the reports of police, insurance and and defense fire
investigators in the Paul Camiolo case. We have added their
depositions, plus an expanded background summary of the case and
investigation. Additional resources will be added over the coming
People think of
memory as a videotape recording in the brain. But few people, if
any, can reliably distinguish between
memories of something they've been shown and something they've been
asked to imagine. In fact, we
memories by patching together broken pieces of stored information and
then filling in the blanks. Now there is hope of a false memory
HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS
If Martha Stewart's unflappable expertise in the
the craft table and in the garden, and the success and acclaim she
earned turned you green with jealousy ... if you thought NBC and Cybil
Shepard in "The Martha Stewart Story" brought accurate biography to the
screen ... then Martha's prosecution for invented crimes probably
tickles you pink. On the other hand, if you give a hoot about
justice ... if you realize your own success could make you a target ...
consider Paul Craig Roberts' thoughts on this "Comedy of Justice".
CHECKBOOK JUSTICE IN
investigators closed in on him, Appleton, WI resident Floyd Banks
tipped the scales of justice in his favor. He
pulled out his checkbook. Wisconsin
State Journal reporters Dee Hall and Andy Hall take a closer
look at the sweetheart deals former Outagamie County DA Vince Biskupic
-- who reportedly now has his eye on the U.S. House of Representatives
-- cut in exchange for cash. Buying
Their Way Out of Trouble
How about Joe Paulus, former Winnebago County DA and Biskupic's
mentor? Did they both take bribes to "fix" cases? Attorney Pleads 5th on Paulus,
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Sheila and Doug Berry