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    A man was imprisoned 32 years ago for murdering someone he didn't. Today he was released.

    A man was found dead in an isolated area with stab wounds and bite marks. Based on alleged statement of guilt to an old girlfriend and a dentist who testified that the bite marks belonged to suspect he was convicted. There was blood at the scene that was not the right blood type for the victim or the suspect, and that somehow didn't matter.

    My son, who's a lawyer working for the Innocence Project, had volunteered on this case for about 15 years, along with others on the project. They got the dental evidence ruled as unreliable and the dentist recanted. They then got DNA analysis of the blood and saliva, which excluded the suspect. Today he was released.

    Here is a pic of him free! My son is on the left.

    Here's a feel very good story-38742-jpeg


    Thirty two years gone. When you feel like you're having a bad day, think again.

    Michigan man exonerated of murder after 32 years in prison (sfgate.com)

    Gilbert Poole Jr. Exonerated of Murder After 32 Years in Prison - Bloomberg

    Michigan man imprisoned for 32 years is freed after DNA evidence exonerated him of murder | News Hits (metrotimes.com)

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    We fight over such trivial stuff in our lives, and here, with no real idea how bad life can turn in a moment.
    Good boy ya got there, D, cause lawyers can choose a lot of path$ but obviously he has chosen one of humility, grace and justice.

    ”How indeed can justice be exceeded if not by compassion.”
    Pope Leo XII (I don’t remember the number been too many Leos)))

    d the jk

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    Good on your son for his work, and on you for raising him right!

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    Mark,

    Thank your son on behalf of your friends at jgo. This is excellent work.

    Ken

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    Wow, what an amazing and beautiful ending to such a horrible beginning for Mr. Poole. God bless your son and the Innocence Project.

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    You raised a good man.

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    I heard about this. Fighting injustice is a story we all need to be inspired by, so we don't accept the world we live in as something we can't make better. Be very proud. The world is a better place today.
    The laws and systems that allowed this to happen in the first place are still very much in force at this time. Your son's work is a lesson in the power of intelligence, willpower and a good heart.
    Give him a hug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Grass
    A man was imprisoned 32 years ago for murdering someone he didn't. Today he was released.

    A man was found dead in an isolated area with stab wounds and bite marks. Based on alleged statement of guilt to an old girlfriend and a dentist who testified that the bite marks belonged to suspect he was convicted. There was blood at the scene that was not the right blood type for the victim or the suspect, and that somehow didn't matter.

    My son, who's a lawyer working for the Innocence Project, had volunteered on this case for about 15 years, along with others on the project. They got the dental evidence ruled as unreliable and the dentist recanted. They then got DNA analysis of the blood and saliva, which excluded the suspect. Today he was released.

    Here is a pic of him free! My son is on the left.

    Here's a feel very good story-38742-jpeg


    Thirty two years gone. When you feel like you're having a bad day, think again.

    Michigan man exonerated of murder after 32 years in prison (sfgate.com)

    Gilbert Poole Jr. Exonerated of Murder After 32 Years in Prison - Bloomberg

    Michigan man imprisoned for 32 years is freed after DNA evidence exonerated him of murder | News Hits (metrotimes.com)
    Great story! I have great respect for the work of the Innocence Project.

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    I will pass on the comments.

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    Thanks for the news.

    All I will say is there is a lot of injustice in our legal system. People in prison or executed for things they didn't do, and people out of prison who should be in.

    From what I've read bite mark analysis is notoriously unreliable. (So are a lot of witness statements too.)

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    Thank you for posting this. Brilliant and dedicated work by the Innocence Project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff
    Thanks for the news.

    All I will say is there is a lot of injustice in our legal system. People in prison or executed for things they didn't do, and people out of prison who should be in.
    Some holding public office!

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    MG,
    Thanks for sharing this story. Your son helped to change someone’s life - the world needs more of this. A priceless example of the power of determination and justice.

    You certainly instilled good values during his upbringing .....and you have a lot to be proud of.Here's a feel very good story


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