All posts tagged: Wrongfully Convicted

Diane Fanning Receives “Defenders of the Innocent Award” From Innocence Project

  Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at UIS Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary On Monday May 16th, from 5-7 p.m., the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project will celebrate its 10 year anniversary at the Inn at 835 So. Second Street. Four individuals will receive this year’s Defenders of the Innocent Awards:  U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill) for helping facilitate a Dept. of Justice grant (one of the largest grants in UIS’ history) that establishes a post-conviction DNA testing assistance program for prisoners seeking DNA evidence to prove actual innocence; former State Police Crime Scene investigator Alva Busch for his work exonerating Belleville resident Keith Harris; true crime author Diane Fanning, whose book about a Texas serial killer exonerated Julie Rea of Lawrenceville; and former State Police Investigation Commander Michale Callahan (author of Too Politically Sensitive) whose efforts to re-investigate a Paris, IL double murder case helped exonerate Herb Whitlock. “This will be a celebration for all those who have helped make the last ten years a success”, said Larry Golden, one of the founding members of the Project. …

True Crime Uncensored: A Wrongfully Convicted Man is Set Free, Then Murders!

Live on Outlaw Radio! Burl Barer and Don Woldman talk to Prosecutor Michael Greisbach about his book, Unreasonable Inferences and the case of wrongfully convicted, Steven Avery.  It’s much more than what you think! Listen live Saturday, April 23,  2pm Pacific, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern, 10pm Uk time  or hear the re-broadcast 11pm Pacific on errorFM.com http://outlawradio.tv/listenlive.html Manitowoc County Assistant District Attorney Michael Griesbach wanted to get the story straight when it came to Steven Avery.“Itwas a horrible crime,” said Griesbach.Steven Avery is most known for being convicted of the 2005 Halloween murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. But Griesbach focused his book on the crime Avery didn’t commit.Griesbach’s book Unreasonable Inferences starts in 1985 on the shore of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc County. That’s when Penny Beernsten was raped and nearly killed. Unreasonable Inferences is a true crime story written by a prosecutor in the Wisconsin county where the events recounted occurred. From the brutal assault of a woman jogging along a remote stretch of beach on the Lake Michigan shoreline, through a history-making verdict twenty years …