Episode 15 - The Wrongful Conviction of Willie Grimes

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In 1987, Willie Grimes is accused of the rape of an elderly white woman. He has an alibi and there is no physical evidence. And yet he is still taken to trial and convicted. It would take 24 years to prove his innocence.

Sources:

 

http://ncexonerations.weebly.com/willie-grimes.html

https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/criminal_justice_magazine/sp12_sci_evidence.authcheckdam.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316311499?ie=UTF8

http://truthinjustice.org/GrimesBrief.pdf

https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=4014

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2017/03/07/black-people-are-more-likely-to-be-wrongly-convicted-and-less-likely-to-be-exonerated-when-they-are/?utm_term=.fb7f38e53919

https://www.npr.org/2017/08/27/546497386/-ghost-of-the-innocent-man-a-story-of-24-years-of-wrongful-imprisonment

https://www.innocenceproject.org/north-carolina-man-declared-innocent/

http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/city-of-hickory-and-grimes-reach-settlement-after-wrongfully-spending/article_948d71cc-6a4d-11e6-b053-7b2cf35f013c.html

https://www.innocenceproject.org/african-american-wrongful-convictions-throughout-history/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-race_effect

http://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Documents/Race_and_Wrongful_Convictions.pdf

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/man-declared-innocent-of-rape-for-which-he-had-served/article_7fe68165-7238-5190-bf6b-311845404252.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/02/guilty-then-proven-innocent/385313/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/us/wrongful-convictions-race-exoneration.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/07/519012758/black-people-are-wrongly-convicted-of-murder-more-often-data-shows