After a judge overturned George Perrot’s rape conviction last year, prosecutors decline to retry Perrot, who served 30 years in prison. Read the full story here.
The state executes Robert Pruett who was sentenced to death for murdering a prison guard in 1999. Read the full story here.
The Monterey Bay Justice Project releases a podcast on the hearing of a teenager accused of murdering an 8-year-old girl. Listen to the podcast here.
After spending 15 years in prison for a 1999 murder he did not commit, Jason Strong will receive $9 million from the city of Waukegan and agencies that investigated the killing. Read the full story here.
Lawyers for Keith Tharpe, convicted of murdering his sister-in-law in 1990, argue his death sentence should be overturned in part because one of the jurors made racist comments. Read the full story here.
Eric Kelley and Ralph Lee, who have spent 24 years in prison for a 1993 murder, receive new trials in light of recent DNA evidence. Read the full story here.
In a nearly 1,400-page ruling, a district court judge finds prosecutors withheld evidence but rejects the appeal of Sir Mario Owens, convicted of murdering three people. Read the full story here.
Wayne Martin, who was convicted of two 2005 murders he did not commit, seeks compensation after spending nine years in prison. Read the full story here.
The court upholds the ballot measure that aimed to speed up executions in the state but rules the five-year appeals deadline is a “directive” rather than a requirement. Read the full story here.
After spending more than two decades in prison for a sexual assault they did not commit, Dan and Fran Keller will receive $3.4 million from the state of Texas. Read the full story here.