Today we are introducing a new feature to the site called TGIFF (Thank Goodness It’s Freedom Friday.) This will be a time when we highlight news from the week as it relates to Belynda’s case and innocence work from around the world. If you’ve seen a story that you think we should mention, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debra Milke, who spent more than 20 years on death row, had her murder charges dismissed. Milke was convicted of murdering her four-year-old son. “She was innocent. It was all based upon a police officer that just totally lied,” her attorney said outside court. “To see her free today and totally free and exonerated, it’s an unbelievable feeling — just unbelievable.”
Karen Daniel of the Center on Wrongful Conviction’s Women’s Project, which works on cases of wrongly convicted women, wrote about the problems with Pixar’s new film, Inside Out in a piece called, Pixar Movie teaches future jurors wrong lesson on memory.
There are 1600 exonerations on the National Registry of Exonerations! We can’t wait until Belynda joins the list!
We have added new documents to the website! You can read letters from Belynda’s children, jurors from her trial, and Judge Finch, who ruled she should be given a new trial.