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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

USC Law CrimProf Carrie Hempel Says There Will Be More Women Freed Due To Abuse Testimony Law

ChempelFrom latimes.com: After spending 16 years in prison, Hudie Joyce Walker walked out of a Pomona, CA courtroom Tuesday a free woman — a sign of how much the law has changed for battered women who strike back.

Walker was the beneficiary of the first appellate court decision to interpret a 2002 state law that allows inmates to reopen their cases if they can show that expert testimony on abuse probably would have changed the outcome.

USC CrimProf Carrie Hempel said the decision marks the right of a battered person to get a new trial if she was convicted of homicide before the law recognized the importance of expert testimony on the effects of battering. It could help 50 or 60 other cases. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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my half sister Hudie Joyce walker got what was coming to her.She was wild all her life from one man to another.she also knew our Father she would call him at 2am and 3am just to cuss him out.
Our Grandmother and our Aunt she lived with could not could her she was so wild.And her husband
was our Fathers Brother.Our uncle.She did any thing to hurt our Father.She needs to stop her li
lying and ask GOD to for give her.

Posted by: Steven Walker | Aug 21, 2007 11:25:35 AM

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