Court To Consider Dropping Charges Against Miguel Roman

There are 73 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 2, 2009, titled Court To Consider Dropping Charges Against Miguel Roman. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

When Miguel Roman appears before Judge David Gold in Superior Court in Hartford today, his lawyers are hoping the criminal charges that appear to have wrongly incarcerated Roman for two decades will finally be dismissed.

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Former Guard

Windsor, CT

#3 Apr 2, 2009
Of all the thousands of inmates I have looked over in my career...all exclaimed "I'm not guilty" - all of them were criminals - and acted as such in prison (gangs, drugs, fights, acting like a child and not following the rules)....however I remember Roman and Tillman....both professed innocence and carried themselves with dignity and acted like the innocent men they proclaimed to be. I also met Atty Goodrow and the DOC should carve out money to support her work. There are more innocent people serving time in CT prisons...as far as the other locked up crooks...they should be breaking rocks in the yard all day long.
TheWebRuined Israel

Southington, CT

#4 Apr 2, 2009
Interesting wrote:
The presence of DNA doesn't mean that he's innocent. What if the victim had a sexual encounter with someone just prior to being killed by this smug man..
Really?
wojar

Higganum, CT

#6 Apr 2, 2009
Interesting wrote:
The presence of DNA doesn't mean that he's innocent. What if the victim had a sexual encounter with someone just prior to being killed by this smug man..
The victim had an "encounter" with a guy who committed three murders, Bozo.
Sean

Orange, CT

#7 Apr 2, 2009
The lawyers must be lining up for the chance to sue the state over this one.
Mij

East Marion, NY

#8 Apr 2, 2009
Mr. Roman, congratulations. It will be hard, but follow Mr. Tillmans example...Hold your head high and move on. Enjoy what is left of your life.
eli craig

West Hartford, CT

#9 Apr 2, 2009
Finaly for some there is some vindication.
Betty Boob

Hartford, CT

#11 Apr 2, 2009
Sean wrote:
The lawyers must be lining up for the chance to sue the state over this one.
Did you notice the two women holding his arms???? No doubt there will million!!
as is

Hartford, CT

#12 Apr 2, 2009
not only the state of connecticut makes mistakes,anything man is involved in is proned and riddled with mistakes.mr roman live your life because all u lost you'll never get back pay him.
BlaccuWeather

Boston, MA

#13 Apr 2, 2009
Betty Boob wrote:
Did you notice the two women holding his arms???? No doubt there will million!!
Those are his daughters.... who, for the majority of their lives, were robbed of the presence of their father.
JenR

Dillsburg, PA

#14 Apr 2, 2009
Betty Boob wrote:
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Did you notice the two women holding his arms???? No doubt there will million!!
women = his daughters. damn right hold his arms and get as much as you can. Im sure you would be doing the same thing.
Shawn

Newington, CT

#15 Apr 2, 2009
I would feel sorry for the dude if he never had a criminal history. I would not feel sorry for him if he had a long criminal history before this happened. If the dude had a long history, he left himself open to it. I've seen to many feel sorry for a dude getting accused of something they didn't do when they were real bad to begin with. The article didn't tell us anything about his pass. We will all be better off if we stop sticking up for bad fellas.
reasonable ron

Hartford, CT

#16 Apr 2, 2009
I hope the Courant took some pictures of Mr. Roman leaving the court house. He looks so grim on the way in. It'd be nice to see him smile.
wojar

Higganum, CT

#17 Apr 2, 2009
citizen wrote:
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Exactly, although project innocence is heartwarming, some of the people getting released are luck simply because the people they killed had someone elses DNA on their person. So.. if you get murdered, hope you didn't have sex with your mate the night before.. The DNA won't match the suspects and he will be released.
Exactly? NOT in this case.
TheWebRuined Israel

Southington, CT

#18 Apr 2, 2009
citizen wrote:
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Exactly, although project innocence is heartwarming, some of the people getting released are luck simply because the people they killed had someone elses DNA on their person. So.. if you get murdered, hope you didn't have sex with your mate the night before.. The DNA won't match the suspects and he will be released.
O.K. I get it. You're stupid or just a troll. At any rate, you're assertions are ridiculous, and seem to beg attention for unrelated reasons.
meh

Hartford, CT

#19 Apr 2, 2009
Shawn wrote:
I would feel sorry for the dude if he never had a criminal history. I would not feel sorry for him if he had a long criminal history before this happened. If the dude had a long history, he left himself open to it. I've seen to many feel sorry for a dude getting accused of something they didn't do when they were real bad to begin with. The article didn't tell us anything about his pass. We will all be better off if we stop sticking up for bad fellas.
I don't care if he was a crackhead who stole cars for a living, he did not murder or rape anyone and he did not deserve what happened to him. Mr. Roman, like all of us, is not a perfect human being but he is not the monster he was labelled as for two decades.
JoeC

Irvine, CA

#20 Apr 2, 2009
I for one, would like to see a reporter re-examine the trial and see how this man was railroaded. Who was the prosecuter, what was the cooked up evidence. Really, both his case and the Tillman case, should be scrutinized to see just how such a miscarriage of justice could happen.
Sean

Orange, CT

#21 Apr 2, 2009
Time to get Jessy Jackson and Al Sharpton involved now
Serious Matter

Hartford, CT

#23 Apr 2, 2009
Betty Boob wrote:
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Did you notice the two women holding his arms???? No doubt there will million!!
They are his daughters.
testing 1 2

Hartford, CT

#24 Apr 2, 2009
good thing he did not have a capital case and get the death penalty.....how many other innocents are still convicted? There must be some.

End the death penalty and save 3-4 million on each case and prevent wrongful executions
Better research

Pomfret, CT

#25 Apr 2, 2009
JoeC wrote:
I for one, would like to see a reporter re-examine the trial and see how this man was railroaded. Who was the prosecuter, what was the cooked up evidence. Really, both his case and the Tillman case, should be scrutinized to see just how such a miscarriage of justice could happen.
Following up on this point--were they railroaded or did the juries just get it wrong after fair trials? I have not read anything that suggests the former, but some detail would be helpful.

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