Monday, April 14, 2008

Affidavit Disclosed After Death Of Client

Courtesy of the web page of the North Dakota Supreme Court comes a report from the Grand Forks Herald about an affidavit that confirmed that an innocent man had been convicted of the murder of a police officer and had been imprisoned for 26 years. The client who had provided the affidavit had died in prison and his lawyers--with a judge's permission-- then revealed the contents of the affidavit. A hearing is now scheduled but, as reported, "an affidavit and sworn testimony do not guarantee freedom..." The link to the article can be found here. (Mike Frisch)

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