Conviction overturned for man accused...

Conviction overturned for man accused in 1993 slaying of ISU st...

There are 1 comment on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 22, 2008, titled Conviction overturned for man accused in 1993 slaying of ISU st.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a Rockford man serving a 50-year sentence in the 1993 slaying of his former girlfriend, an Illinois State University student living in Normal.

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Loves Park, IL

#1 Jun 27, 2008
It's happening again.

The Innocence Project,
cites official misconduct as one of the leading contributors to wrongful convictions. This misconduct has included:
•deliberate suggestiveness in identification procedures
•the withholding of evidence from defense
•the deliberate mishandling, mistreatment or destruction of evidence
•the coercion of false confessions
•the use of unreliable government informants or snitches

In Rockford Illinois, where the justice system failed Alan Beaman, Richard Wanke has been held for months for a crime in which witnesses had seen him elsewhere and police had to be persuaded to interview them!

For months, police have held two impounded vehicles, yet have not done any trace evidence testing on these vehicles. Why? Because failure to find such evidences would exonerate the man they've decided to find guilty.

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