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Former Fugitive Margo Freshwater Wins Appeal (Prosecutors withheld evidence)
News Channel 5 ^ | 05/06/2011 | AP News

Posted on 05/06/2011 6:57:42 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed the first-degree murder conviction of Margo Freshwater, who spent 32 years as a fugitive before being recaptured in 2002.

The court said Thursday there was a "reasonable probability" that Freshwater would not have received a 99-year sentence had prosecutors not withheld information from a jailhouse informant.

The informant got word to prosecutors that Freshwater's co-defendant confessed to being the lone shooter in the 1966 killing of a Memphis liquor store employee.

The appellate court agreed with Freshwater's attorneys that the information should have been turned over to her defense.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: margofreshwater; tennessee; unpunishedcrime

1 posted on 05/06/2011 6:57:47 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

How do cops and DAs who frame people defend themselves? Not saying this person is innocent, but there are a lot of innocent people convicted by crooked cops and DAs.


2 posted on 05/06/2011 7:22:43 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Terry Mross

How do they sleep at night? How do they look in the miror?


3 posted on 05/06/2011 7:23:34 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I’m afraid prosecutorial misconduct is more common than we want to admit. I pray justice is done in this case.


4 posted on 05/06/2011 7:42:21 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

If this woman was innocent, just imagine the hell she has been through for roughly FORTY-FIVE years. If she was innocent, her life was stolen from her. I said above I hope justice is done, but if she’s innocent, how does she get real justice? Temporal vindication perhaps, but justice will be in the Lord’s hands.


5 posted on 05/06/2011 7:55:28 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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