All posts tagged: The Innocence Project

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Shattered Lives Radio: Discussion of Wrongful Conviction of Jonathan Fleming with Management Resources

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio  Update: 3 days after this exclusive broadcast Jonathan Fleming was exonerated after serving 25 years for a crime he did not commit.     A wrongful conviction and lengthy prison sentence is one of the worst travesties of the justice system. With the inception of The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Attorneys Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld in conjunction with the Cardoza School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York City, the wrongfully incarcerated are finding there is someone on their side. The convicted person may not have been the most upstanding citizen at the time of the trial and sentencing, but, it’s judicially wrong to convict based on past history or character. In many cases the evidence may have been circumstantial, or not able to be put through technology that exists today, thus the backlog of cases sitting on the desks of District Attorneys across the country. One particular DA in Brooklyn, NY has inherited a mounting cluster of cases for review. Taking his political stand against wrongful convictions, …

Diane Fanning Appearing “On the Case with Paula Zahn” on Investigation Discovery: “A Mother’s Nightmare”

How does a true crime author win the coveted “Defender of the Innocents” award?  Diane Fanning recently accepted this award, presented by the Innocence Project, and the woman whom she aided in being released from prison, wrongfully convicted of murdering her own son.  The case of Julie Rea, and the death of her son, Joel, was recounted in Fanning’s book, “Through the Window” and is being presented by the popular show on Investigation Discovery, “On the Case with Paula Zahn.” When Innocence is Not Enough (From Women In Crime Ink) “If your child were murdered and you were charged with committing that homicide but you knew you were not the perpetrator, how do you cope with knowing that your innocence simply was not enough to pull you out of the vortex of a criminal justice system operating in an alternative reality? Can you imagine anything worse ever happening to a parent?  I can’t.” It is what happened to Julie Rea after the murder of her ten-year-old son Joel Kirkpatrick.  She described the intruder in her home.  She suffered injuries …

The Susan Murphy Milano Show, “Time’s Up!” Diane Fanning,Monica Caison and missing persons,John Morris and Melanie Metheny

The Susan Murphy Milano Show Thursday, May 26, 2-4pm ET  Listen LIVE: http://herewomentalksocial.com  2-3pm Diane Fanning http://www.dianefanning.com Diane Fanning is one of the premier True Crime authors, her latest book, Mommy’s Little Girl, about the death of little Caylee Anthony.  Diane also writes a fiction series featuring Lt. Lucinda Pierce, a homicide detective with an edge. Fanning’s books have been nominated for several awards, including the prized Edgar Award.  One of Fanning’s books, Through the Window, resulted in her testimony in court and setting a wrongly convicted person free. Diane is a recent recipient of the “Defenders of the Innocents” Award from the Innocence Project of Illinois, presented by Julie Rea Harper who was set free from a 65 year sentence due to Diane’s testimony on her behalf. 3-3:30pm Monica Caison of CUE Center for Missing Persons and family members join us to discuss the missing persons cases of John Morris and missing mother, Melanie Metheny. http://ncmissingpersons.org   John Morris has been missing from Dickinson, MD since July 30, 2007.For information about him and updates go to: http://www.findjohnmorris.com Melanie …

The Roth Show Hosts Author Diane Fanning, Author of “Mommy’s Little Girl”

The Roth Show! Listen LIVE:  www.therothshow.com 7-8pm ET Wednesday, May 25 Diane Fanning As the largest media event since the OJ Simpson trial begins in Orlando, FL, we must remember that justice for little two year old, Caylee Anthony is at stake.  Diane Fanning is the author of “Mommy’s Little Girl”  the #1 Best Seller about the short life of Caylee and the information surrounding the search for her. Fanning is one of the elite true crime authors and takes time to do painstaking research on all the cases she writes about.  One of those cases made it’s way into “Through the Window” about serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells who confessed to the murder of a little boy whose mother was wrongfully convicted and sentence for 65 years.  Diane Fanning’s testimony in the appeal of Julie Rea Harper led to her being exonerated. Diane is a recent recipient of the “Defenders of the Innocents” Award from the Innocence Project of Illinois, presented by Julie Rea Harper. Diane Fanning is not only one of the queens …