New Castle News
Brian Tanner seeks post-conviction reliefNew Castle NewsTanner, 54, housed in the State Correctional Institution at Mercer, appeared in court yesterday via video for a hearing on a petition he filed April 17 for post-conviction relief. The petition claims that Colafella while acting on his behalf was ...and more »

Man convicted of double murder in Lafayette County wants new trialOxford EagleA Lafayette County man on Mississippi's death row has filed a petition with the Lafayette County Circuit Court for post-conviction relief and is requesting a new trial. Caleb Corrothers, 37, aka Caleb Carrothers, was convicted in 2011 during a trial in ...

Death Row Inmate files for post-conviction reliefWLOXDeath Row inmate Richard Gerald Jordan filed a Second Successive Petition for Post-Conviction Relief Thursday. Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to set an execution date for Jordan. He is the state's longest-serving ...

WFMZ Allentown
Court denies Arthur Shirmer's Post-Conviction Relief Act petitionWFMZ AllentownSTROUDSBURG, Pa. - A Monroe County man convicted of killing his wife has been denied an appeal. Judge's opinion on Arthur Schrimer's Post-Conviction Relief Act petition. Arthur Schirmer is currently serving a life sentence for the 2008 murder of his ...

DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Man petitions for post conviction reliefDeKalb Daily ChronicleIn his petition for post-conviction relief, Reiss claims a cousin was awake and in the room at the time of the incident, and that no abuse occurred. It also said Reiss' public defender failed to challenge the state's expert witness, the victim's ...

The Sun Herald
He pleaded guilty to sexual battery. Now he wants the conviction tossed.The Sun HeraldA former Hancock High School teacher who pleaded guilty to sexual battery of a student has filed a post-conviction relief petition. The petition states new evidence has arisen showing he had a mental disability that was not known at the time of his plea.

fox6now.com
“Proof of Guilt Challenge:” Steven Avery's attorney offers $10K to anyone who can prove his guiltfox6now.comA post-conviction relief is different from an appeal. It allows new claims to be raised. Then, the state would file an answer to that, and there would be a hearing, and a judge would decide whether Zellner's petition would be granted or denied. If it ...and more »

7th Circuit denies rehearing, allows case to proceed to evidentiary hearingIndiana LawyerAfter his direct appeal and petition for post-conviction relief failed in state courts, Brown filed a federal habeas petition in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, arguing “his trial lawyer was ineffective for failing to ...

Acknowledging Hard Work, Court- Appointed Lawyers Get Pay IncreaseThe Legal IntelligencerThe skilled litigators who elect to participate in the felony court-appointment process typically deal with a wide array of defendants, charges and case types. Among the most challenging of assignments for these attorneys are Post-Conviction Relief Act ...

Blasting News
Brain Fingerprinting and Brady violationsBlasting NewsKathleen Zellner, attorney for Steven Avery, recently filed a petition for Post Conviction Relief that has people talking. Included in this petition is an affidavit from Lawrence Farwell, Ph.D. In this affidavit, Dr. Farwell asserts that by using brain ...

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