2 brothers exonerated after 30 years behind bars

Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by Petal, Sep 3, 2014.

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  1. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    They have lost the best years of their lives. Idc what anyone says, but don't think any amount of compensation can make up for that? Oh and 1 was on death row, the other was given life imprisonment for the rape and murder of an 11 y/o girl.

    News story here, http://news.sky.com/story/1329223/dna-clears-brothers-after-30-years-in-prison

    So very sad. :(

    And I posted this thread in July in which another man was exonerated after spending 12 years behind bars (unrelated to this case)

  2. meaningless-vessel

    meaningless-vessel Well-Known Member

    Not only that - their names have been tarnished with the reputation that precedes being convicted (however wrongly) of being a child murderer. So will they ever truly be able to be compensated for the loss of time? Not as far as I can see.

    It just goes to show how shocking the judicial system is, as well as certain aspects of the police force in the locality who put these guys behind bars.

    Surely with no real hard evidence, not one bit linking them to it, there couldn't have been a case to fight for?
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