Overturned Convictions in the United States

'Father' admits sex with children

A man about to stand trial for a third time on charges of having sex with his girlfriend's teenage son and daughter, who called him father, unexpectedly pleaded guilty yesterday.

Friday, 22 October, 2010, 12:00am

Jail term for drunken assault on 4-year-old

A man who slammed his four-year-old son into a wall during a drunken outburst that left the child with a dislocated jaw and other injuries was jailed for 21 months yesterday.

Deputy District Court Judge William Lam Kui-po convicted the 38-year-old, whose identity cannot be disclosed, on a charge of wilful assault.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The Innocent Man

The Innocent Man

by John Grisham

Arrow Books, HK$208

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Driver cleared of raping girl

A truck driver accused of raping his girlfriend's daughter when she was nine years old was freed yesterday after jurors unanimously found him not guilty.

The 38-year-old man had denied raping the girl twice between 1995 and July last year.

11 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Father's conviction for rape overturned

A stepfather jailed for twice raping a nine-year-old girl yesterday became the first prisoner to have his convictions overturned by the Court of Final Appeal.

The historic decision followed claims by his barrister, Gerard McCoy, SC, that the girl, who was 17 at the time of the trial, had been 26 days too old to give evidence by television link.

28 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Parents' disappointment

Legislators and parents yesterday said they were disappointed at the Government's explanation of why charges were dropped against a man accused of raping a mentally handicapped woman.

25 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Sex confession 'made in fear'

A DRUG addict threatened an insurance salesman into confessing to the rape of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, the High Court heard yesterday.

The 33-year-old man testified that the heroin addict sharing his 'cage' at the police station had warned him that he would be beaten if he refused to admit his guilt.

22 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Last testimony

WELLINGTON: Testimony from a woman who committed suicide can be used in the trial of her husband who is accused of raping her, New Zealand's Court of Appeal has ruled. The woman killed herself a month after giving the testimony.

20 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Freedom feast

JESSUP, Maryland: Kirk Bloodsworth, cleared of murder by a DNA test, celebrated his first taste of freedom in nine years with a hamburger, a sip of champagne and a pizza with ''innocent'' spelled out in pepperoni. Mr Bloodsworth had been convicted of raping and murdering a nine-year-old girl.

30 Jun 1993 - 12:00am