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Lawyers for Tonia Miller, a Michigan mother convicted of killing her daughter in 2001, have filed a motion for a new trial, asserting the child wasn’t a victim of shaken-baby syndrome but of an illness.
In its court filing, the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School argued the 11-week-old infant, Alicia Duff, died of pneumonia. Prosecutors had accused Miller of violently shaking her child.Read the full story here.
Steven Slutzker, a Pittsburgh man convicted of a 1975 murder, has hired a private investigator to follow up on information uncovered by The Medill Justice Project during its probe of the case last year.
Private investigator James Ramsey, a retired Pittsburgh police officer who has examined other potentially wrongful convictions, said he is reaching out to people whom MJP interviewed as part of his own investigation.Read the full story here.
The Medill Justice Project premieres documentary examining a 17-year-old St. Louis murder case in which a key eyewitness recants
MJP also tracks down four witnesses who corroborate the accused’s alibi
By Allisha Azlan, Rishika Dugyala, Rachel Fobar, Rachel Frazin, Madeleine Greene, AnnMarie Hilton, Hayley Miller, Kimberly Rhum, Read the full story here.
A veteran with PTSD seeks solace in her faith
First in a series: The New Dumping Grounds
By Allisha Azlan and Abhinanda Datta
The Medill Justice Project
Mental illness is an epidemic in U.S. prisons, especially for women. That’s the widespread conclusion of human rights groups across Read the full story here.