Wednesday, December 14, 2005

48 Hours to highlight Innocence Project role in murder investigation

The segment of the CBS television program 48 Hours to be aired at 9 p.m. (CST) Saturday, December 17, will include a story about the 1986 murder of Dyke and Karen Rhoads that will feature an interview with private investigator Bill Clutter, director of investigations for the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at UIS.

While the TV program will focus on a group of Northwestern University journalism students who studied the case, it was Clutter’s investigation that resulted in a federal judge’s decision to order the release of Randy Steidl, convicted of the crime in 1987 and sentenced to death.

The segment will include Clutter’s discussion of his investigation that developed evidence disproving a key prosecution witness’s description of the crime scene. Read more>>

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