April 1, 2006
Cincinnati CrimProf Blogger Mark Godsey is quoted in this article from the Cincinnati Enquirer about a woman who falsely confessed to a murder she didn't commit in order to protect her younger brother from being charged with murder. A police officer, in this case, testified on behalf of the innocent woman, and came forward with evidence pointing to a different suspect.
Godsey and Case Western CrimProf Paul Giannelli are quoted in this article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the CSI Effect and jurors' reliance on forensic evidence.
Rutgers CrimProf George Thomas is quoted this article from NewJersey.com about a sudden courtroom confession by a man who could face murder charges. The 74-year-old man accused of repeatedly stabbing his wife was brought before a judge in pretrial proceedings to determine if he hired an attorney or had been appointed counsel. And in an abrupt outburst, the man began confessing to the crime.
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