St. Louis' top prosecutor filed a motion asking a judge to vacate the conviction that sent a man to prison nearly 30 years ago for a murder he has long claimed he didn't commit.Read More »
A southeastern Missouri city has agreed to an $8 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a man who spent 17 years in prison for murder before the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Jonathan Douglass, the city manager of ...Read More »
Missouri Supreme Court judges convened a remote court hearing Tuesday to hear arguments over whether to grant a new trial for a man who has spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he and the St. Louis ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals Eastern District says it doesn’t have the power to let Lamar Johnson’s case be reopened, but perhaps the Missouri Supreme Court can. The appeals court on Dec. 24 dismissed an appeal seeking a new trial for ...
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The Court of Appeals Western District on Dec. 10 affirmed a $5.35 million judgment for a man wrongfully convicted of killing a newspaper editor in Columbia. Ryan Ferguson spent a decade in prison for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily ...Read More »
The University of Missouri has received a $500,000 grant that will help it restart a law clinic dedicated to investigates possible cases of wrongful conviction. KMIZ reports that the the grant from the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice ...Read More »
Attorneys from Lathrop Gage won an important victory in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the families of three wrongfully convicted men who spent decades behind bars in Mississippi. “It’s healthy for our country and that ...Read More »