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spentWillieVeasy, who spent 27 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit, is now free.
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Cherri Gregg
October 09, 2019 - 1:55 pm
A Philadelphia man who spent 27 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit is now free — the 10th person to be exonerated under the leadership of District Attorney Larry Krasner. Read more here.
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John Miller and family
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Cherri Gregg
July 31, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another Philadelphia man's murder conviction was overturned Tuesday after he spent 22 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Testimony decades later revealed the prosecution's entire case was based on the lie of a single witness. John Miller was in his 20s...
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Meek Mill
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July 24, 2019 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP/KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill's conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. The unanimous three-judge opinion granted the...
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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections/Jim Melwert
Jim Melwert
February 13, 2019 - 2:31 pm
SKIPPACK, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — From behind prison walls, Bill Cosby released a statement saying he has "no remorse" because he is innocent, adding he feels he is a "political prisoner." Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, visits the convicted 81-year-old entertainer regularly. His most recent trip to...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2012 file photo, Italian Cesare Battisti attends the presentation of his book about his experience in prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File
January 13, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago was arrested in Bolivia, authorities said Sunday, setting the stage for a climactic end to one of Italy's longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice. The Italian government...
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Wooden gavel in courtroom
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Mark Abrams
September 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers for a West Pottsgrove man serving life for the 1993 murder of a neighbor are presenting witnesses in Montgomery County court, seeking a reduced sentence because of a Supreme Court ruling that declares life sentences for juveniles "cruel and unusual"...
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Rob McCord is shown being endorsed by the Philadelphia Black Clergy during his gubernatorial run in 2014.
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Tony Romeo
August 28, 2018 - 12:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge in Harrisburg has sentenced former state Treasurer Rob McCord to 30 months in prison for his guilty plea nearly four years ago for attempting to extort campaign donations during his bid for governor. U.S. District Judge John Jones gave a long...
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