Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Kyle Berlin | The Curious Case of Anthony McKinney
Kyle Berlin, Truthout: "The prosecutor pursued the death penalty for McKinney, but he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1981. Now, over three decades later, McKinney - still incarcerated at the downstate Dixon Correctional Facility - maintains his innocence, and a powerful group of attorneys, from Northwestern University's Center for Wrongful Convictions, have come to his defense ... But this time the project made headlines for a different reason when, on November 10, a filing by Illinois State's Attorney Anita Alvarez raised serious questions about the methods students used to gather evidence in a case currently in Cook County Circuit Court."
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