Archives for September 2010

Update Hina family

New Hampshire’s Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Marguerite Wageling heard arguments on David McLeod’s bail request last Sept. 7, 2010. She issued a ruling last Friday, writing that the state met the requirements for keeping McLeod in jail, but at the same time, she also ordered a second hearing. The state was required to show that the proof […]

Vidocq presents…Paul Cutler!

Paul Cutler is an Australian barrister. He is admitted to practise at the New South Wales Bar. He has a commercial practise with specialties in corporate insolvency and bankruptcy. Paul is a member of the Edmund Barton chambers and is a registered migration agent (0101077). His complete profile on LinkedIn is here. Apart from the challenges of […]

“I have decided that the petition warrants a hearing,” Judge Baird

The inquiry into the Willingham case will be held in his courtroom on Oct. 6-7, but Judge Baird said that it could be extended if necessary.  Supporters of Cameron Todd Willingham hailed the Austin district judge’s decision last Monday to open a two-day court of inquiry next month. He will determine whether Willingham was wrongfully convicted and […]

Did a cop murder the Crewes?

Author Ian Wishart has named Detective Sergeant Len Johnston as suspect in the murders of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe. Johnston was a detective who played a pivotal role in the police investigation into their deaths. Johnston passed away in 1978. The accusation has created an uproar amongst those who knew Johnston personally and professionally. It has also sparked a bitter attack […]

District Judge Charlie Baird to review Willingham filing

Lawyers for Cameron Todd Willingham, executed for the 1991 arson murder of his three young daughters in Corsicana, today petitioned a judge in Travis County to consider whether Willingham was wrongly convicted. The lawsuit was filed by lawyers for Willingham’s relatives this afternoon with state District Judge Charlie Baird, who last year issued the state’s […]

Death by Fire: Cameron Todd Willingham

PBS Announcement: FRONTLINE INVESTIGATES WHETHER THE STATE OF TEXAS EXECUTED AN INNOCENT MAN   FRONTLINE Season Premiere Death by Fire Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS Twitter: @frontlinepbs Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, […]

Guilty verdict in cold case of Jackie Johns

Guilty verdict in cold case of Jackie Johns. A St. Louis County jury convicted Gerald Carnahan of first-degree murder and forcible rape on Thursday afternoon for the death of Jackie Johns 25 years ago in Greene County, MO.  Barring a successful appeal, the 52-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison. The murder conviction […]