Man accused of double murder freed after 25 years in prison

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    Judi Lynn
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    A man accused of two murders in Washington has been released from prison after 25 years
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    The Associated Press
    February 13, 2020, 2:39 AM
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    WASHINGTON — A man accused of two murders was freed from prison after 25 years thanks to a piece of evidence not disclosed to his defense team decades ago.

    Calvin Bright, 47, walked out of a jail in Washington on Wednesday night, news outlets reported. He was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Tammy Peay and William Ramsey in 1994.

    Lawyers for Bright were unaware of a letter from DC police in which another man was named as a suspect in the murders.

    “It would have changed everything about this case,” Bright’s attorney David Benowitz said. Benowitz began representing Bright about 12 years ago.

    “As Mr. Bright’s original counsel testified, had he had that information, he would have changed how he investigated the case, how he litigated the case,” Benowitz said.

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    This withholding of evidence seems to be awfully commonplace.

    I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

    Me

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    retired liberal
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    Those complicit in withholding information in criminal cases and an innocent person is convicted of a crime they didn’t do, need to serve out the rest of the sentence of the wrongly convicted. Maybe some prosecutors would change their minds about death sentences, too. Ya think?

    We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.

    If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.

    Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…

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    Tiggeroshii
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    A small victory for justice… Thanks for the post, Judi Lynn!

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