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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 ...

Breaking: Jeff Clark Exonerated After More Than 20 Years

Kentucky Judge Dismisses 1992 Murder Indictments of Two Men Based on New DNA Testing and Evidence of Police Misconduct Keith Hardin and Jeff Clark Wrongly Served More Than 20 Years for Crimes They Didn’t Commit (February 26, 2018 – Louisville, KY) On the motion of the Kentucky Attorney General, today a Kentucky judge dismissed the ...

Bill Amor, Exonerated After 22+ Years

(Exoneration Project’s Tara Thompson with client Bill Amor and co-counsel Lauren Kaeseberg of the Illinois Innocence Project) UIS Illinois Innocence Project client who spent 22 years in prison acquitted after new trial in DuPage Co. arson murder case WHEATON, IL – A DuPage County judge found William (Bill) Amor not guilty of arson murder today.  ...