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Resource ID: #13833
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: Post (Palm Beach, Fla.)



The Palm Beach Post explains how a poor, small-time drug dealer with no criminal record was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. A jury convicted Kevin Coleman of murder in 1992 due to critical errors in trial strategy and a reluctance among eyewitnesses to name the real killer. The series uncovered sloppy police work, incompetent attorneys, reluctant witnesses, biased jurors and reasonable doubt that he is a killer. (April 13-14, 1996)

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