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Innocence Project

Missoula man loses key ruling in bid for new trial on rape conviction

Missoula man loses key ruling in bid for new trial on rape conviction

HELENA — A Missoula man assisted by the Montana Innocence Project in his attempts to overturn a 2002 conviction for a rape he says never occurred lost a key ruling Tuesday in his bid for a new trial.

November 05, 2013 5:41 pmLoading…
Financial future uncertain for Wyoming man freed by DNA evidence

Financial future uncertain for Wyoming man freed by DNA evidence

An exonerated man has a lot of errands to run.

August 11, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming prosecutor drops charges against Andrew Johnson for 1989 rape

Wyoming prosecutor drops charges against Andrew Johnson for 1989 rape

There will be no retrial for Andrew Johnson, the Cheyenne man who was convicted for a 1989 rape and spent nearly 24 years incarcerated. He is now officially the first man in Wyoming to be exonerated due to DNA evidence, his attorneys say.

July 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Victim in jailhouse rape case denies recantation; defendant still seeks new trial

Victim in jailhouse rape case denies recantation; defendant still seeks new trial

MISSOULA — A Missoula man seeking a new trial for a 2002 rape conviction faced his male accuser in court Wednesday for the first time in 10 years — and heard the accuser take back an earlier recantation he made to officials with the Montana Innocent Project.

October 24, 2012 7:04 pm Related Loading…

Innocence Project's evidence to exonerate Missoula man is recanted; prosecutors ask to dismiss case

MISSOULA — The Innocence Project-assisted efforts of a Missoula man to overturn his 2002 rape conviction should be rejected, prosecutors said Wednesday, for the alleged victim said last week under oath that the jailhouse rape occurred and that a statement he signed to the contrary is false.

February 02, 2012 7:50 pmLoading…

1st death row inmate exonerated by DNA to speak at University of Montana

MISSOULA -- For eight years, Kirk Bloodsworth recited the prisoner's mantra -- he was innocent.

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