Court tosses convictions but won’t say couple is innocent

No matter how much evidence of innocence might exist, it is sometimes next to impossible to get the courts to fully admit error. That’s what happened yesterday, when Dan and Fran Keller, who were convicted on “satanic daycare abuse” charges in 1992, finally had their convictions overturned by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. While the court ruled that the Kellers were wrongly convicted, the Austin American-Statesman reports here, it just couldn’t come around to admitting the Kellers, who were released in 2013, were actually innocent.  The Kellers plan to continue their fight.

9 responses to “Court tosses convictions but won’t say couple is innocent

  1. This highlights a “sick” system that commits malfeasance and walks away from its responsibilities from the destruction they caused decades ago, which set precedent for others that would follow. Those responsible for the wrongful convictions should be charged with a felony and face prison time equal to those they accused. Then these cases would dry up along with the billions-of-dollars “child abuse/sex abuse” industry the lawmakers and profiteers have created for themselves. We know who the real criminals are in all this.

    • We stand behind the Kellers and hope they can pick up the remnants of their shredded lives. Those who ignore they plight are complicit in the self-destruction of our society and our children’s and grandchildren’s future.

  2. correction (edit button needed): We stand behind the Kellers and hope they can pick up the remnants of their shredded lives. Those who ignore their plight are complicit in the self-destruction of our society and our children’s and grandchildren’s future.

  3. Reblogged this on FORENSICS in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends and commented:
    See in this case the “Finality of guilt” is the US Judicial system being alive and well. When the prosecution can’t fairly convict, they then wrongfully convict, then they cover-up their lack of evidence by smearing the defendants.

    • csidds, Well said. What they are doing under the color of law is shameful. They must be held accountable. As more exonerations come forward, the more glaring the malfeasance becomes.

    • And how do you think the U.S. became the #1 Jailer in the world with 2,400,000 adults incarcerated (not counting juveniles or detention centers)? And over 6,000,000 on probation or parole – people under control by the government? Over 60,000,000 people having been thrown into the criminal justice system? These are staggering numbers that contribute to the self-destruction of America “land of the free” and its economic growth, so a handful can enrich themselves over human misery?

      • correction: These are staggering numbers that contribute to the self-destruction of America “land of the free” and its economic growth, so a handful can enrich themselves off human misery?

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