Murder Conviction http://wamc.org en "Manifest Injustice" by Barry Siegel http://wamc.org/post/manifest-injustice-barry-siegel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.barry-siegel.com/">Barry Siegel</a> joins us to talk about his new book: <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805094156/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0805094156&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0805094156" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p>In the book, Siegel chronicles the dramatic story of an Arizona man named Bill Macumber who, until his unexpected release from prison last November, had spent more than half his life behind bars.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56682 at http://wamc.org "Manifest Injustice" by Barry Siegel Vermont Judge Orders New Trial in 1994 Murder http://wamc.org/post/vermont-judge-orders-new-trial-1994-murder <p>A Vermont judge has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of murdering his wife in 1994, after newly analyzed DNA evidence raised questions about the case.<br><br>Fifty-year-old John Grega, formerly of Lake Grove, N.Y., on Long Island, was serving life without parole in the rape and murder of his then-31-year-old wife Christine while they were vacationing at a West Dover condominium.<br><br>Last month, his lawyers filed a motion to have his conviction thrown out, which potentially could have set him free. A hearing had been set for Friday.<br> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46182 at http://wamc.org Vermont Judge Orders New Trial in 1994 Murder Lost List in Killing Blamed on Irene http://wamc.org/post/lost-list-killing-blamed-irene <p>There&#39;s a new wrinkle in the case of a man trying to use DNA evidence to reverse his 1994 Vermont murder conviction.<br /><br />Lawyers for 50-year-old John Grega of Lake Grove, N.Y., say DNA evidence taken from the body of his dead wife Christine did not come from Grega, but from another, unknown male who was likely the real killer.<br /><br />A prosecutor, however, says it may have come from skin particles left by someone else on an object Grega allegedly used in the attack at the condo they were renting in West Dover.<br /> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44177 at http://wamc.org Questions Raised by DNA in Vermont Murder Conviction http://wamc.org/post/questions-raised-dna-vermont-murder-conviction <p>Lawyers for a former New York man in prison for the 1994 murder of his wife say new analysis of DNA evidence points strongly to his innocence.<br /><br />The Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus report that the prisoners&#39; rights division of the defender general&#39;s office has filed court papers on behalf of John Grega, who was convicted in 1995 in the rape and murder of his wife, Christine, the previous year.<br /><br />The Gregas were from Lake Grove, N.Y., on Long Island and were vacationing in West Dover when Christine Grega was killed.<br /> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 43966 at http://wamc.org Questions Raised by DNA in Vermont Murder Conviction