Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Attorneys aid UIS Innocence Project in representing defendants in murder case

Springfield attorneys Peter Wise and Pete Cavanagh have volunteered to provide pro bono representation in a Macon County murder case at the request of the three defendants and the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at UIS.

On December 12, Wise and Cavanaugh filed a motion on behalf of Michael Slover Jr. and his parents, Michael Slover Sr. and Jeanette Slover, asking that an unidentified fingerprint found at a scene related to the murder of the younger Slover's ex-wife, Karyn, be submitted to the FBI's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The motion also says that the Innocence Project has identified new evidence that would have created reasonable doubt had it been presented at trial. Read more>>

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