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:

For more details about the case, check out this article in Crime Magazine: