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Monday, January 31, 2005

Exoneration Roundup

A California high school coach publicly identified as a molestation suspect but not charged was awarded $4.5 million in a civil suit.  A British pathologist is undergoing a disciplinary hearing for concealing evidence in a wrongful conviction case. A Chicago college student was charged with making a false rape allegation.  A Canadian pathologist testified in a board of inquiry that pathologists should not appear for the prosecution or defense, but rather as impartial friends of the court.  A Washington state firefighter was charged with arson and attempted murder after his house burned and flammable materials appeared on the computer records associated with his Safeway shopper card; charges were dropped when someone else confessed. [Jack Chin]

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