Innocence not yet specifically proven 

Two Connecticut murder and robbery convicts who served 16 years were freed when a habeas corpus trial declared them “actually innocent” because the main prosecution eyewitness admitted her prior testimony was a lie. But now the state Supreme Court wants to put the men back in jail pending a new trial because their innocence is not yet specifically proven. Critics charge that it is fundamentally unfair not to release defendants who have negated all evidence of their guilt.

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