Friday, November 15, 2013

Excellent Story on Kentucky Innocence Project Client - Susan King - WHAS11

Woman fights to clear name after man confesses to murder 
A Kentuckiana woman is working to clear her name after spending years in prison for a crime she said she didn't commit....
It was July 2012 when the Innocence Project took the new information before a judge.  Spencer County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman wrote the confession was so compelling it would have likely influenced the verdict, but his ruling came down to a technicality.  He couldn't grant King a new trial because she never had a trial in the first place. In taking the Alford Plea, a form of guilty plea, she lost almost all rights to appeal.
Complete Story and video