Friday’s Quick Clicks…

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  • In Ohio, an appellate court upholds new trial for Dewey Jones, after DNA testing fails to show Jones’ DNA on any of the items handled by murderer
  • Series of wrongful convictions has caused some in China to consider cause of false confessions
  • New England Innocence Project looking for Executive Director
  • Senator Patrick Leahy honored by Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
  • Kirk Bloodsworth—My case shows we need to abolish the death penalty
  • Exoneree Barry George loses compensation bid
  • Attorneys for a West Virginia inmate who has served more than a decade for a rape his lawyers claim DNA proves he didn’t commit are headed back to court to try to clear his name.  Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Bedell is considering whether to overturn Joseph Buffey’s conviction for the 2001 rape and robbery of an 83-year-old Clarksburg woman. Buffey pleaded guilty to the crime, but later said his confession was coerced.  A three-day hearing begins Wednesday. Bedell could rule this week or could take additional time.  A DNA test conducted on biological evidence left at the scene excluded Buffey as a contributor in 2011. Buffey’s attorneys fought for more than a year to have the DNA run through the national criminal database.  In November, authorities did so and it hit on another man, Adam Bowers, who is serving time for another assault and previously was convicted of breaking and entering.  Prosecutors charged Bowers with the crime, but they are fighting efforts to free Buffey.
  • Amanda Knox retrial to begin on September 30th

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