John Mulvey, Attorney at law
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False Convictions and Exonerations 

- I work to safeguard the rights of the accused.

The goal of police interrogation is to obtain a confession.  Poor police interrogators can and do extract false confessions from innocent citizens. These false confessions from an innocent person can be caused by subjecting the person to an interrogation that presumes their guilt and by using interrogation methods that lead the innocent suspect to believe that she has no meaningful choice other than to confess. 


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"In 1988 Dennis Fritz and Ron Williamson were convicted of rape and murder in a small town in Oklahoma." "The two men each spent nearly 12 years in prison for a crime they did not commit."


Spring 2013 Death Row Economics - Tinkering with the Machinery of Death - ABA Criminal Justice Magazine 

"The concerns about the  of the death penalty and the potential for mistake, while theoretically acknowledged for many decades, became more pronounced with the establishment of innocence projects in law schools in the 1990s, followed by the emergence and rapid improvement of DNA technology for use in evaluating old evidence."



5/22/12

"We shake our heads and wonder: Didn't this also happen only a couple of weeks ago? Wasn't that guy innocent, too? Jeez, how many are there?"


4/24/12

 

The main witness in the case against Jones was Willie Caton. He told police that while the two men were in jail together, Jones told him the gun recovered by police was not the gun used in the murder and that police would never find the real murder weapon. Caton also said that Jones later confessed to shooting Rankin. 
Wood said the testimony provided by Caton and others was not credible. 
Caton was killed in 2000 after he stole two vehicles, was involved in a high-speed chase with police and then was shot in a confrontation with the authorities. 

The main witness in the case against Jones was Willie Caton. He told police that while the two men were in jail together, Jones told him the gun recovered by police was not the gun used in the murder and that police would never find the real murder weapon. Caton also said that Jones later confessed to shooting Rankin. 

Caton was killed in 2000 after he stole two vehicles, was involved in a high-speed chase with police and then was shot in a confrontation with the authorities. 

 


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