A Dying Erin Walsh Acquitted Of Murder 33 Years After Wrongful Conviction

A Dying Erin Walsh Acquitted Of Murder 33 Years After Wrongful Conviction

Erin Walsh’s dying wish was granted  when he was acquitted him of the second-degree murder of Melvin Peters, more than three decades after his conviction of the crime.

Walsh, who is in the final stages of terminal colon cancer, tearfully hugged his emotionally overwrought wife, Angela, and then struggled to rise from his wheelchair and address the court. “On behalf of my family and myself, it is just a tremendous relief for me and I just want to thank you for your fairness, your astuteness, in coming to this decision.”

“I’m a free man,” an ecstatic and emotional Walsh said outside the courtroom. “I mean, freedom now means something to me. It is not just a word. It is something that I’m going to wear every day of my life like I wore my captivity.”

That captivity began on Friday, October 17, I975, when a jury convicted Walsh of second-degree murder. It took jurors an hour to reach the verdict, during which time they also stopped to eat lunch. To them it was an open and shut case. It wasn’t quite so simple for Walsh. (Click here to read the rest of the story)

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thehunterDarren M Meade, understood the institutionalized repertoire of serial defamation, vexatious litigation, and death threats would be leveled against him in a futile attempt to force him to retreat from starting this and google-cide.com Recently those being exposed threatened his web developer and had these websites and his personal email accounts deleted. After being threatened with arrest if he testified at a murder trial, he began Cyber Bounty Hunters to helps those whom otherwise would be over-matched within the world. The initial case studies are based on what was to be a sovereign obligation to govern with impartiality and whose interest in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. Prosecutors are to be servants of the law, with the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. Prosecutors have the right to prosecute with earnestness and vigor-indeed, he should do so. But, while he may stroke hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one. The preceding words, first expressed in 1935 by Mr. Justice Sutherland in his landmark opinion in Berger v. United States (1) capture perhaps better than any others the essence and weight of the prosecutorial responsibility. The prosecutor's goal is a lofty one: to see "that guilt shall not escape of innocence suffer"; (2) to ensure that justice is done. And because he/she is a public official, commissioned to act in the public's best interest rather than simply to vindicate the rights of a single victim or client, the prosecutor is expected to carry out his responsibilities with the utmost fairness. He/She must set aside egotistical desire to win at any cost, a shortcoming of which many trial lawyers seemingly suffer. His/Hers motivations, as well as tactics, must be above reproach at all times. In short, as aptly stated by Mr. Justice Sutherland, "while he may strike hard lows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones." (3) The prosecutor, however, is not above the shortcomings that plague the rest of the legal profession. He is just as human as everyone else. Consequently, it is not surprising to find instance to perhaps far too many - where the prosecutor has failed to live up to society's high expectations. Cyber Bounty Hunters is the advocacy division of Kairos-Meade, which advocates for those whom have lost liberty because of the foul blows causing the innocent to suffer.View all posts by thehunter →

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