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5 Of The Most Shocking Wrongful Convictions | Crime Time – Oxygen

Convictions can be overturned thanks to new suspects, DNA evidence and cutting-edge investigative techniques. In Oxygen’s new show Final Appeal (premieres Sunday, Jan 7 at 7/6c), exonerated football star Brian Banks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs take a deep dive into wrongful convictions. But some convictions seemed so iron-clad, so believed at the time that no one thought they would be overturned. Here are 5 of the most shocking wrongful convictions.

Central Park Five

The Central Park Five case involves five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were convicted of raping and attacking a white, female jogger in 1989. The racially-charged case made headlines, with even future-President Trump weighing in on their guilt. In 2002, a serial rapist confessed to the crime while behind bars and the men were let free. The case has become a marker to highlight problems of racial profiling and coercive

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5 Of The Most Shocking Wrongful Convictions

Convictions can be overturned thanks to new suspects, DNA evidence and cutting-edge investigative techniques. In Oxygen’s new show Final Appeal (premieres Sunday, Jan 7 at 7/6c), exonerated football star Brian Banks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs take a deep dive into wrongful convictions. But some convictions seemed so iron-clad, so believed at the time that no one thought they would be overturned. Here are 5 of the most shocking wrongful convictions.

Central Park Five

The Central Park Five case involves five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were convicted of raping and attacking a white, female jogger in 1989. The racially-charged case made headlines, with even future-President Trump weighing in on their guilt. In 2002, a serial rapist confessed to the crime while behind bars and the men were let free. The case has become a marker to highlight problems of racial profiling and coercive

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/final-appeal/crime-time/5-of-the-most-shocking-wrongful-convictions

Guilty or Not Guilty? 5 Current Convictions Looking To Be Overturned

Convictions aren’t always final. Oxygen’s new show, Final Appeal (premiering Sunday, Jan 7 at 7/6c), features exonerated football star Brian Banks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs as they examine wrongful convictions from those currently behind bars. From new evidence to renewed publicity, there’s many reasons why convictions may be changed. Here are 5 current convictions looking to be overturned.

Adnan Syed

 

“This is a Global Tel Link prepaid call from Adnan Syed.” Millions of fans tuned into the first season of the podcast Serial to hear the story of a 15-year-old murder case. In 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The story of high school love and murder captivated audiences. The podcast revisted old evidence and showed that the trial seemed unfairly set against Syed, including an unheard alibi, suspicious state’s witness and inaccurate cellphone records. Since the show, Syed’s conviction was vacated and his legal team filed a motion seeking his

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5 Of The Biggest Payouts From Wrongful Convictions

Wrongful convictions lead to a suspect’s freedom and a financial relief as well. In many states, payouts in upwards of millions of dollars have been handed out as a result of overturned convictions. In Final Appeal (premiering Sunday, Jan 7 at 7/6c), exonerated football star Brian Banks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs take a look at wrongful convictions.

Here are 5 of the biggest payouts from recent convictions.

Frank O’Connell, $15 Million

On Jan. 5 1984, Frank O’Connell was arrested in the shooting death of Jay French. He spent 27 years behind bars for the crime, despite maintaining his innocence. He was freed in 2012 after it became known that sheriff’s detectives failed to disclose exculpatory evidence. In November 2017, O’Connell received a financial payment of $15 million as part of a civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. “This is a bittersweet moment

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5 Of The Biggest Payouts From Wrongful Convictions | Crime Time

Wrongful convictions lead to a suspect’s freedom and a financial relief as well. In many states, payouts in upwards of millions of dollars have been handed out as a result of overturned convictions. In Final Appeal (premiering Sunday, Jan 7 at 7/6c), exonerated football star Brian Banks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs take a look at wrongful convictions.

Here are 5 of the biggest payouts from recent convictions.

Frank O’Connell, $15 Million

On Jan. 5 1984, Frank O’Connell was arrested in the shooting death of Jay French. He spent 27 years behind bars for the crime, despite maintaining his innocence. He was freed in 2012 after it became known that sheriff’s detectives failed to disclose exculpatory evidence. In November 2017, O’Connell received a financial payment of $15 million as part of a civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. “This is a bittersweet moment

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/final-appeal/crime-time/5-of-the-biggest-payouts-from-wrongful-convictions