A chance to prove actual innocence

A chance to prove actual innocence

A chance to prove ‘actual innocence’ State legislators consider a bill that would allow evidence of innocence to be admitted in post-conviction reviews without tight time limits and other restrictions. AUGUSTA — A bill that would make it easier for people who contend...
Evidence of innocence?

Evidence of innocence?

Foster Bates, 51, has filed four appeals in the years since his conviction in 2002 for the 1994 rape and murder of Tammy Dickson of South Portland. A Superior Court judge is reviewing his latest appeal, and a bill in Augusta would eliminate one obstacle to having new...