Saturday, January 22, 2011

Court orders release of man held 45 years

 Pennsylvania - After spending more than 45 years in prison, 82-year-old Louis Mickens-Thomas will be released thanks to a federal court order. Mickens-Thomas was convicted of the 1964 murder of Edith Connor, 12, largely on the testimony of a crime-lab worker who was later discredited. The former owner of a shoe-repair shop has steadfastly maintained his innocence. A team of lawyers, activists, and scientists has claimed for years that Mickens-Thomas might have been wrongly convicted.  More…

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