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25 Years of Injustice

I heard this riveting story Saturday on NPR (yes, it may have been the first time that I’ve ever used the words “riveting” and “NPR” in the same sentence), about a man convicted of murdering his wife. The prosecutors and the sheriff’s department willfully ignored exculpatory evidence which would have proven the
husband’s innocence. When the husband’s mother-in-law reported that the couple’s 3 year old son told her that a “Monster” came in and hurt Mommy, the sheriff told the Mother-in-Law to keep quiet, and to keep the child quiet, too.

At the same time the murderer was free to commit other crimes, including murdering another woman.

Here’s the link:
http://www.npr.org/2012/04/28/150996459/free-after-25-years-a-tal e-of-murder-and-injustice

Kudos to NPR’s Wade Goodwyn, who usually does excellent work. With this story, however, he outdoes himself.

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