Adrian Thomas “Not Guilty” in Second Trial

Adrian Thomas was originally convicted of causing the death of his 4-month old son in 2008.  This was largely a result of his confession under interrogation by the police in Troy, NY.

As previously posted on this blog, Thomas was subjected to a 9 hour highly coercive interrogation by the Troy police:  Blatantly Coerced Confession Results in Conviction Reversal.

Thomas’s confession was even the subject of the documentary film Scenes of a Crime.

In a second trial, just concluded June 11, 2014, Adrian Thomas was found not guilty.

See the Times Union story here.

 

One response to “Adrian Thomas “Not Guilty” in Second Trial

  1. It is reassuring to see that the ever-so fuzzy line between interview strategy and misconduct was made just a little clearer. Sadly, this may not have been the outcome had the interrogation not been recorded. This case should serve as strong support for the need for reform in police procedures.

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