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Prosecutors, legal scholars back appeal in murder case

Dozens of legal ethics scholars and prosecutors have joined an effort get a new trial for a man serving a life sentence for murder in Missouri. A brief filed last week by 106 scholars, including law professors from Stanford and ...

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Prosecutors, legal scholars back appeal in murder case

Dozens of legal ethics scholars and prosecutors have joined an effort get a new trial for a man serving a life sentence for murder in Missouri. A brief filed last week by 106 scholars, including law professors from Stanford and ...

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Prosecutor dismisses murder charges against once-convicted man

Ricky Kidd

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office has formally dismissed murder charges against a man declared innocent and freed from prison last month. In August, a judge found clear and convincing evidence that Ricky Kidd was innocent of a 1996 double murder ...

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Court finds Kansas City man innocent in two 1996 murders

Ricky Kidd

The Missouri Supreme Court has never squarely said how innocence claims from inmates sentenced to life in prison should be resolved. But trial judges keep inching closer to an answer. On Aug. 14, a DeKalb County circuit judge found clear ...

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