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Andrew Adams





Life Imprisonment

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United Kingdom

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Judicially Exonerated Released

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"Andrew Adams was wrongly convicted in 1993 of a 1990 murder and sentenced to life in prison. In 1998 Adams submitted an application to the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC) for review of his conviction as a miscarriage of justice. Adams's case was referred by the CCRC on 9/27/2005 to the England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). Adams' conviction quashed by the Court of Appeals on January 12, 2007 based on new evidence of ineffective assistance by his trial counsel for failing to discover and use three items of exculpatory evidence made available by the prosecution. His claim for compensation filed in 2007 was denied by the British government on the basis his conviction hadn't specifically been quashed on the basis of his innocence. In February 2009 the UK's Court of Appeal upheld the government's ruling in denying him compensation."

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Innocence Proved By:

"Andrew Adams' conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeals on January 12, 2007 based on new evidence."

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England and Wales Criminal Case Review Commission

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Information Source 1:

"Engineer cleared of 1990 murder, By Joshua Rozenberg, Telegraph (London UK), January 13, 2007"

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"I was let down so badly, says man freed after 15 years in jail, By Karen McVeigh, The Guardian (London UK), January 13, 2007"

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"No payout after 14 years in jail, BBC News, February 4, 2009"

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"Andrew Adams, Criminal Case Review Commission referred cases database (last viewed Feb. 1, 2014)"

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