In 2012, a retrial is ordered after a judge determines Myers' constitutional rights were violated, but fearing another jury trial, Myers pleads guilty to , and is sentenced to time served, thus being freed. I agree that new evidence will be essential. The segment is coming at a good time and should augment the investigative work now being done on the case. The presentation in The Confession Tapes is very nicely done too. Photo: Netflix The same story plays out again and again throughout the series. It used to be an easier path but huge restrictions on habeas rights have been put into place since Bill Clinton was president. In the ensuing , newspapers and television stations comment on the tape without directly reproducing it, which would be against the court order.
Hi Amadeusz, Justice and truth: those two goals are higher than the law. Of course, these concerns may well be fruitless but its still worth bringing it up nonetheless. What does this say for us as a society? Herself - Defense Attorney archive footage. They can take up the burden in whatever way they choose. I am excited in anticipation of this release.
In each case, the documentary presents alternate views of how the crime could have taken place and features experts on false confessions, criminal law, and. Is there anything I and my husband can do to help these young men? Rescue workers attempt to save the four children, but all four never regain consciousness. Boasting slick presentation and a good pace throughout, The Confession Tapes is an excellent series and one that deserves to be watched. Then, minutes later, his troubled voice. I watched the Netflix episodes about this case.
I am horrified with the investigation and conviction of these teenagers. At first glance, nothing seems to be wrong with that outcome. Big Sting Operator archive footage. If Petitioner chose not to present evidence of his youth and immaturity to the trial court, it may well be because the evidence demonstrated none of the qualities of youthful immaturity which might have provided mitigating circumstances for his decision to confess. The only people who should be in jail are those police officers who fabricated scenarios to coerce a false confession from scared teenagers. Then again, there is always so much we do not know because there are too many variables.
Getting someone out of prison takes more than one miracle. As expected, in the hands of a skillfully developed documentary, people can be persuaded to believe whatever the filmmakers want them to believe. DeLisle originally claims that his , causing him to lose control of the vehicle, but later confesses during an interrogation his attorney would later liken to. When the car hits the water, the shatters, allowing DeLisle and his wife to get free. Describing my reaction to the True East episodes, disgusted is the understatement of the year. He should have recused himself.
And yes I read your post, however, that seems to be a verdict based on the argument of there mental instability, which is a reasonable argument, however the judgement made by the judge seems more of an opinion than a judgement based on cold hard facts. So the whole truth, to which the law pretends, is never a full possibility. Release year 2017 Genre , External Links Latest Episode With Links Description A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects. Herself - Sebastian's Former Girlfriend. But my objection above does not deal with actual innocence. Myers continues to maintain his innocence. There is a difference between a murderer and a convicted murderer inasmuch as verdicts are prone to error.
The police implied a lot of things. Good people, and Satterberg is a good person, respond to moral issues. Is there really nothing that can be done with all the new evidence? All seventeen men stand trial at once, which causes a chaotic and divided defense; the defense lawyers turn the men against each other, saying in court that while it's possible some of the accused did it, the alibis of many of the men are solid. No one was ever able to explain how they could have left the movie theater to commit the crime when the crime was taking place as the movie began. Confessions are as reliable as witnesses and wide open for corruptness and coercion.
Dear Ken, Thanks for your valiant efforts in seeking justice for the wrongly convicted. I am once again shocked not really how crime investigators,prosecutors, judges, basically the justice systems as a whole and the media failed these two defendants — whether they did it or didnt. They should not first choose the criminal and then try to craft the evidence around them. I just got done watching True East. Which gets us back to your entry. Big cases have been thrown out, surely this one stands a chance as well. There the ones who should be locked up! We do however posses an absolute passion for truth and love to prevail for each and everyone of us living on this planet together.
I have a deep deep distrust in all legal and justice systems now. The men are tried separately, and Woodall is convicted; but, due to lack of evidence, the case against Wimberly is dropped by the prosecutor. One of the women featured, Karen Boes, told that she was hopeful the documentary would help exonerate her. I think it will turn more than a few heads and make skeptics reconsider their views. Is The President the only one who can pardon him? Maybe the worst aspect of his work on that case was his obvious belief that the verdict represented absolute truth.