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Resource ID: #14351
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
Date: 7/1, 11/23, 12/7, 12/28



Activists have long claimed Betty Tyson was innocent of a 1973 murder, but numerous appeals have failed. The story shows that two key witnesses against her were likely coerced into testifying, that the defense ignored possible witnesses who could help prove she was beaten until she signed a confession, and that the key detective had a history of fabricating evidence and roughing up suspects.

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