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Kentucky Attorney General Moves to Dismiss 1992 Murder Indictments of Two Men Based on New DNA Testing and Evidence of Police Misconduct

Keith Hardin and Jeff Clark will return to court on Monday, February 19th when attorneys will ask judge to grant the motion to dismiss (February, 2018 – Louisville, KY) Yesterday the Kentucky Attorney General filed a motion to dismiss the 1992 murder indictments of Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Dewayne Clark based on DNA testing and evidence of police misconduct.  The two men served more than 20 years of a life sentence for the crimes before their convictions were vacated and they were released in 2016.  They are scheduled to be…

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Two Chicago Men Exonerated Based on DNA and Coerced False Confession During Burge Era

(Chicago, IL –January 30, 2018)  With the consent of the Office of the Special State’s Attorney for Cook County, a Cook County Court today dismissed the murder convictions of Kevin Bailey and Corey Batchelor based on DNA and other evidence that the two men, teenagers at the time, were physically coerced into falsely confessing. Bailey, who has served 28 years for the crime, was released  Tuesday afternoon. Batchelor was released in 2004 after serving 15 years in prison. “Four different projects have dedicated their blood, sweat, and tears for a…

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