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Willie Veasy is one of the 17 wrongfully convicted people to find freedom with help from Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
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Cherri Gregg
October 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project , which has helped 17 wrongfully convicted people find freedom, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Wednesday night at a gala at the National Constitution Center.
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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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Ketra Veasy, Willie Veasy's sister at the court giving an interview.
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Cherri Gregg
October 01, 2019 - 6:57 pm
A Philadelphia man who has maintained his innocence in connection with a decades old murder case had hoped he would be freed Tuesday, but he'll have another week to learn his fate. The district attorney filed documents requesting that he be freed.
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Terrance Lewis (R) with attorneys Kevin Harden and Shari Maynard.
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Cherri Gregg
September 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
A Philadelphia man who was set free after spending 21 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit launched an effort to convince state lawmakers to consider a bill that would compensate the wrongfully convicted.
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Sean Ellis spent 22 years in prison after a wrongful conviction
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 10:56 am
Civil liberty groups and reform-minded district attorneys are pushing to bring greater transparency to the process of highlighting police officers who have committed misconduct and could undermine criminal cases if they took the stand.
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Flashpoint
August 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about wrongful convictions in front of a live studio audience as part of the Philly Podcast Festival. In recent days, John Miller was set free after more...
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John Miller and family
Courtesy of Pepper Hamilton
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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Cherri Gregg
December 18, 2018 - 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Wilmington man who spent nearly 40 years behind bars for a rape he says he did not commit is now free. The state of Delaware dismissed the indictment after evidence highlighted major flaws in his case. "Patience is a very beautiful thing," 57-year-old Elmer Daniels...
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This undated photo provided by Lisa Christon shows the dog allegedly shot by Oregon man Josh Horner. The dog was found, alive and never having been shot.
Lisa Christon via AP
September 11, 2018 - 1:28 pm
By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted...
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