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Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Two Murder Exonerations in Chicago; Tribune Forensics Package Available

Two men who served 12 years for murder were exonerated on Monday based on DNA. This link also has the Chicago Tribune's package on flawed forensic evidence, and on the criminal justice system in Chicago, through the NY Newsday site.  When the Tribune suggested the prosecuting attorney re-investigate the cases of a detective whose work led to over a dozen questionable confessions, including the confessions in this case, a spokesperson replied: "There's no reason to review every single case of a detective," Milan said after the hearing. "This detective has had a long career, a good career," which included getting a murder confession from a suspect who was in jail when the crime was committed. [Jack Chin]

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