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Madison Hobley

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On January 6, 1987, Madison Hobley was awakened early in the morning by a blaring smoke alarm. He told his wife to get their baby son and then left the apartment to investigate the situation and help other tenants in their apartment building escape. He tried desperately to rescue his wife’s parents, but was unsuccessful and never found his wife and son again in the blaze. When the smoke cleared, seven people had died including Hobley’s wife, son and in-laws.Hobely spent 13 years on death row and was finally spared when Illinois Governor Ryan pardoned 10 death row inmates who had been falsely accused. In 2003, Madison Hobley finally returned home, more than16 years after that horrendous night.

 

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Christopher Parish

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On October 29, 1996, Michael Kershner was shot in a parking lot during a drug deal that went bad. However, when his family called 911 for help, they reported that he was shot during a home invasion (?!). Inspection of the apartment showed no crime scene, yet the police began a search for the apartment invader. Christopher Parish was arrested despite that his alibi was rock-solid: at the time of the attempted murder, he was 110 miles away with his family.Parish’s name, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

 

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Wrongly Convicted Man Robbed by Supreme Court

Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur and Jayar Jackson discuss a man who was awarded 14 million dollars for spending 14 years on death row after being wrongfully convic...
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Scott Sornberger

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First Bank in Knoxville, IL was robbed by a man in a baseball cap on January 12, 2000. The only witness, a bank teller, described the perp as male, approximately 5’9” tall, 160 pounds with dark hair, dark eyes, and a clean shaven face.The Sornbergers were released and later awarded $2 million from the city of Knoxville.

 

 

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State's attorney's unit to probe convictions in 1993 murder of IIT athlete

State's attorney's unit to probe convictions in 1993 murder of IIT athlete | Crimes | Scoop.it
From the moment he came under the suspicion of Chicago police, Tyrone Hood has insisted he had nothing to do with the 1993 murder of an Illinois Institute of Technology basketball star.He did so in...
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5 People Who Were Wrongly Convicted - Mental Floss

5 People Who Were Wrongly Convicted - Mental Floss | Crimes | Scoop.it

5 People Who Were Wrongly Convicted, those 5 people were Madison Hobley, Eric Kittler, Scott Sornberger, Christopher Parish, and Alejandro Dominguez. 

 

I'm going to give you a little information on our 5 people who were wrongfully convicted. The first person im going to start with is Madison Hobley. Then im going to continue with the rest of the people.

 

 



 

 

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