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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, August 23, 2013

"‘Shaky’ Eyewitness Identification Dooms Murder Conviction"

From the Blog of Legal Times:

A Pennsylvania federal judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man who’s spent more than 20 years on death row, saying the government built the case around “shaky” eyewitness identification and withheld evidence.

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"The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has committed a grave miscarriage of justice in convicting Dennis and sentencing him to die for this crime," Judge Anita Brody of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania wrote in her August 21 ruling.

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