Nancy Smith and Joseph Allen were acquitted yesterday after having spent about a decade and a half in prison for crimes they did not commit.  I’ve been convinced of their innocence for many years – and finally their case met a judge (James Burge) with the right combination of brains, balls and compassion.  It’s nice to see justice finally prevail in what a lot of folks thought a hopeless case.  But it’s too bad no one can give Smith and Allen their lives back.

Here’s a link to the news:
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/06/charges_dismissed_in_lorain_he.html

For more details about the case, check out this article in Crime Magazine:
http://www.crimemagazine.com/shameoflorain.htm

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