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BREAKING: In Dramatic Reversal, DuPage County Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Man Who Served 17 Years For a Murder He Didn’t Commit

Randy Liebich finally exonerated after epic court battle, joining nation-leading list of Illinois exonerees DUPAGE COUNTY, IL – In a surprise move this morning, DuPage County prosecutors dropped all charges against Randy Liebich in the 2002 death of his stepson, Steven Quinn, after a short hearing this morning. According to a National Registry of Exonerations report ...

BREAKING: Seventeen More Convictions Tied to Corrupt Sgt. Ronald Watts and His Team to be Dismissed at Hearings This Week

63 Men and Women Have Had 82 Convictions Tossed Since 2016  This marks the fourth mass exoneration of Watts victims in the last 15 months CHICAGO – The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has moved to vacate and dismiss drug charges against 14 more men, all of whom were framed by disgraced former Chicago Police ...

Words Matter

Attorney Josh Tepfer Two recent stories remind me of the power of language and how the words we use matter. Story #1 For two days on October 30-31, 2018, my colleagues and I were on trial in Winnebago County in Rockford fighting for a certificate of innocence for our beloved client John Horton. Since the ...

New Evidence, New Appeal in Royer Case

WITH SUPPORT FROM FORMER ELKHART POLICE OFFICERS, WRONGFULLY CONVICTED ELKHART MAN SEEKS EXONERATION With an Intellectual Disability, Andrew Royer Falsely Confessed to a Crime He Did Not Commit.  His Co-defendant, Lana Canen, Has Already Been Exonerated.  Today, a Petition to Vacate Mr. Royer’s Wrongful Conviction was Filed June 13, 2018, Elkhart, IN – Attorneys for ...