All posts tagged: Wrongful Conviction

Kim Anklin, Jonathan Fleming, Bob Rahn

Our Client Jonathan Fleming is Free

It’s been a thrill to work with the investigative team at Management Resources LTD of NY to bring the news of wrongfully convicted Jonathan Fleming to the forefront. April 8, 2014 Mr. Fleming walked free after almost 25 years of his life behind bars for a murder he did not commit. We are happy for Mr. Fleming, his family and friends, and the team of investigators and attorneys who worked diligently this year to make it happen!

Margaret McLean,It's A Crime, ImaginePublicity

Margaret McLean’s “It’s A Crime” Talks with Diane Fanning and Julie Rea

It’s a crime that innocent people are so often wrongfully convicted and sentenced for crimes which they did not commit. It’s a crime that even after exoneration many of the exonerees continue to carry a criminal record with them making it almost impossible to get a decent job, make a living, and carry on with their lives. It’s a crime that some of them are put to death. Margaret McLean welcomes True Crime Author Diane Fanning and Julie Rea to “It’s A Crime.” Tune in Saturday, December 15 at 1-2 Pacific, 4-5 Eastern. To catch the show LIVE: LISTEN HERE True Crime author Diane Fanning and Julie Rea met under most unusual circumstances while Diane was doing research for her book Through the Window. Interviewing serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells she was able to get information about the crime which Julie was convicted and serving time for in prison ……the murder of her son, Joel. Defended by a lone, public defender and outmatched by three opposing prosecutors, Julie was convicted on March 4, 2002, and …

“Too Politically Sensitive” Author Michale Callahan Launches New Site

During his career Lieutenant Michale Callahan helped to put more than his fair share of criminals behind bars, but little did he know that the biggest adversaries he would ever face were those within his own department. Michale Callahan, author of the 2009 book, “Too Politically Sensitive,” recently launched a new site to tell more of the prolonged story of political and departmental corruption that wrongfully convicted two innocent men of the 1986 murder of newlyweds, Dyke and Karen Rhoads in Paris, Illinois. Callahan’s fight continued with his personal battle against a corrupt and powerful state, all the way up to the Governor’s Office, that was more interested in covering up the scandal and silencing its employees than seeking justice. Michale Callahan refused to look the other way, and took a stand against injustice. A recipient of the 2011 Defenders of the Innocents Award bestowed by the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, Callahan finally saw the day when Randy Steidl and Herb Whitlock were free men, released from prison after serving approximately 20 years of their lives for …

Burl Barer,True Crime Classics

True Crime Classics: The Wrongful Conviction of Willis Wilson

True Crime Classics airs Thursdays 1pm ET on  Here Women Talk! Your worst nightmare……kidnapped, held at knife point, forced to perform sex acts with a stinky bearded escape.. you positively ID him in the police line up ..he is implicated in seven murders…he goes to trial and not only is he set free, but the judge takes him out for ice cream!!! Why? Simple. He was not the guy. You identified the WRONG MAN. Despite all offers to plea bargain, Willis Wilson refused to say he did something that he never did. He was an innocent man accused of horrible crimes while the real guy was still on the loose, killing again! This Thursday Willis Wilson relives the nightmare of being falsely accused of kidnapping and sexual assault…and how his refusal to give a false confession despite intense pressure from cops, prosecutors and the media led to his complete exoneration. Listen to TRUE CRIME CLASSICS with Burl Barer, Don Woldman and special guest Willis Wilson 1pm ET/ 10am PT on Here Women Talk. Imagine accusing …