January 20, 2005
In an appeal to a single judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, a 30 day sentence for making a false rape accusation was affirmed; conviction could have brought a 40 year sentence to the person falsely accused. Story here. A Bristish woman convicted of making a false rape accusation was sentenced to eight months. Canada has started an inquiry into the David Milgaard case; convicted of a murder 36 years ago, he was released in 1991 and cleared by DNA in 1997. Here's an anti-death penalty editorial from the Indianapolis Star, emphasizing the number of wrongful convictions and exonerations. [Jack Chin]
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I just wanted to let you know that the David Milgaard case link is no longer operating. Thanks for the interesting stories.
Posted by: Brian Ellis | Aug 11, 2005 12:37:19 PM