All posts tagged: Wrongful Conviction

WRECKING CREW: ImaginePublicity on Air Interview with author John Ferak

In WRECKING CREW: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery, John Ferak details the investigation of evidence, victimology, and suspects not discussed in detail in the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer. With access to Kathleen Zellner, Ferak has the inside track.

Randy Williams is a free man

Bob Rahn & Kim Anklin Help Secure Freedom for Randy Williams

Management Resources, Ltd. of NY principals, Kim Anklin and Bob Rahn once again worked alongside defense attorneys to secure another man’s freedom. In early 2008, Randy Williams was wrongfully convicted for the 2007 murder of 36-year-old Vincent Hill. Hill, a known violent felon, was killed during a multiple person shoot out. The incident occurred in a courtyard within the Williamsburg Houses located in Brooklyn, NY. During the 2008 trial, the prosecutor told the jury Williams had been identified by three eyewitnesses. However, when it was their turn to testify, two of the prosecutor’s witnesses recanted their stories and the third refused to come to court. The judge permitted the taped  grand jury testimony of the  final witness, a woman with a history of mental illness, to be played to the jury. Cross examination by the defense was not permitted based on a vague claim that someone in the neighborhood had called her a “snitch” causing her fear of live testimony. He was sentenced to 25 to life sentence in prison. Over the next 9 years, …

Kim Anklin and Bob Rahn of Management Resources LTD of NY

Bob Rahn & Kim Anklin Invited to Participate in Penn State Online Course

Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin, principals of Management Resources LTD of New York, have been invited by Penn State University to participate in their online course, Presumed Innocent? The Social Science of Wrongful Conviction which runs from June 25, 2014-August 13, 2104.  The instructor for the course is Tim Robicheaux who teaches a broad range of courses including Organized Crime; Race, Crime, & Justice; and the Sociology of Deviance and Forensic Psychology. Offered through Coursera, Penn State University and other top universities, offer classes to the public and students for free or a small cost for certification. The course on wrongful conviction consists of written text and approximately 10-12 minutes of video content. The video content will include both lecture by the instructor (Tim Robicheaux) and interviews with social scientists, legal scholars, and individuals active in the criminal justice system. Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin have become known for their efforts into the recent exoneration of Johnathan Fleming. They uncovered key evidence and convinced the Brooklyn District Attorney‘s Conviction Integrity Unit to reopen the case, which ultimately resulted in …

Diane Fanning, Best selling author

Diane Fanning Talks Crime with Vito Colucci

Sunday, June 15 Author Diane Fanning joins in a lively discussion about crime on Crime Time with Vito Colucci broadcasting live at 11pm eastern. The author of over 20 books, both true crime and crime novels, Fanning’s latest true crime book relates the story of Julie Schenecker who murdered her two teenagers in cold blood. The Tampa housewife was recently convicted and sentenced to life in prison for shooting Calyx and Beau amid attempts to launch an insanity defense. In her book SLEEP MY DARLINGS, Fanning writes the backstory of Julie Schenecker’s life troubled with mental illness. Diane Fanning’s crime novel series features the tough, but compassionate Virginia detective, Lt. Lucinda Pierce. With 7 books in the series, Pierce has evolved into a fascinating character who has shown heart in her investigations of all types of crime. The latest in the series, CHAIN REACTION, has Lucinda Pierce investigating a possible act of terrorism after a bomb goes off at a local high school. Readers and fans will be pleased to know Fanning has two new books coming …

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Wild About Trial & Beth Karas: The Back Story of Jonathan Fleming Wrongful Conviction

  Thursday, April 17, 2014 Management Resources LTD of NY principles, Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin, will be discussing the Jonathan Fleming wrongful conviction and recent exoneration with noted legal expert, Beth Karas, on Wild About Trial. Catch the live broadcast Wild About Trial on Spreecast at 9pm Eastern! Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin participated in a short interview with Karas on her radio show, Karas On Crime with Beth Karas, Tuesday, April 15, but time only allowed for a quick overview of their year of investigation in the case. On Wild About Trial, Karas, Anklin, and Rahn will bring the audience the back story of the Jonathan Fleming exoneration which made national news when he was set free on April 8, 2014, after serving almost 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. The discussion will surround the year-long investigation, organizing hundreds of 25-year-old case documents, and tracking down witnesses and evidence of the shooting death of Darryl Rush in 1989 which convicted Fleming as a murderer. The team of investigators and attorneys spent …