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http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/290.php

 

"Know the Cases." The Innocence Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2010.
     <www.innocenceproject.org...>.

 

Anthony Arnette

9-23-09

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            Today a classmate of mine, Philip Nichols, has his father helping me with my project. His father also named Philip Nichols is a Court Judge in Prince Georges County. The website above was reccomended to loo at. Looking at the long list of falsely convicted prisoners, viewers notice that there were only three from Maryland. There names consisted of Bernard Webster, Anthony Gray, and Kirk Bloodsworth. Bernard was convicted in 1983 when he was 20 years of age about rape and day housebreaking. He was the first person to be exonerated under the new Maryland DNA statute. He was forty years of age when he was released in 2002 and the only thing they gave to him was cash compensation and told him the real perpetrator was found. Anthony was next; he was convicted in 1991 for first degree murder and rape. He served seven years before he was released in 1999. He has still not been compensated. Finally, Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted in 1985. He was falsely accused of rape, first degree murder, and sexual assault. It took eight years until he was sent home in 1993. Instead of spending life in jail, they found the real perpetrator, and placed him behind bars. 

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