Friday, June 11, 2010

Michigan: Request

The Michigan parole board is reported to be considering the case of Tom Cress, whose clemency application is supported by U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. Cress was convicted of the murder of a teenage girl some twenty-five years ago, despite the fact that there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime. The State's Supreme Court also refused to grant a new trial despite a confession of by another individual. Cress is also supported by the Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan law school. The application for clemency is opposed by a county prosecutor. See story here.

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