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Courtney Rogers


Years Imprisoned:

2

Charge:

First Degree Murder

Sentence:

Death

Year Convicted:

1942

Year Cleared:

1944

Location of Trial:

California

Result:

Judicially Exonerated Released

Summary of Case:

"Death Row inmate. Falsely confessed after subjected to "more or less continuous questioning for sixteen days after his arrest," and he was told by the police that "if I didn't confess [to the murder] I would be sent to the gas chamber." (MJ, 156)"

Conviction Caused By:

"Falsely confessed after subjected to "more or less continuous questioning for sixteen days after his arrest," and he was told by the police that "if I didn't confess [to the murder] I would be sent to the gas chamber." (MJ, 156)"

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Information Source 1:

“Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases,” Hugo Adam Bedau & Michael L. Radelet, Stanford Law Review, November, 1987, Vol. 40, p. 156+.

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Ethnicity/Skin:

White

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Comments About Case:

Falsely confessed


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