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How many people are convicted of crimes they did not commit? Last year, a study Samuel R. Gross co-authored on the issue was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It shows that 4.1 percent of defendants who are sentenced to death in the United States are later shown to be innocent: 1 in 25.

Months after Tulsa police investigated the murder of Michelle Murphy's infant, the department's crime lab experienced a meltdown. Did this affect evidence in criminal cases at the time?

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More than five years after his final act from the Texas death chamber gurney was a profanity-filled tirade, the murder case of executed inmate Cameron Todd Willingham refuses to die.

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A man who spent 25 years in prison for rape was exonerated Monday as a judge threw out his convictions because DNA evidence show

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For months, something nagged at me about the Duke lacrosse rape case. Now that North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has cl

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Dawayne Erby (right) hugs his father Lonnie Erby, Monday, in St. Louis Circuit Court. Lonnie Erby, 49, who served 17 years in prison for three…

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