avery feb 19 2004

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James that natural would then-assets, of Minoc-qua. An fire 21-year-old woman, woman. at Lutheran critical Wrongful conviction safeguards eyed MADISON (AP) A legislative task force investigating how to prevent wrongful convictions has been urged to review how suspects are shown to victims and other witnesses of a crime. The testimony came Tuesday at a hearing held by a panel formed by state Rep. Mark Gun-drum, R-New Berlin, after Steven Avery's conviction in a 1985 sexual assault was overturned last year when DNA testing linked the crime to another man in prison for a 1995 sexual assault. The victim in the 1985 assault was among those urging the review of procedures. "I say to you with humility that I bear, part of the responsibility for (Avery's) conviction. I am the individual who identified him as my assailant. We now know that he is innocent of that crime," the woman testified. "Of all the people I need to learn to forgive in this whole process, forgiving myself will be the most difficult. Not a day goes by that I don't think about Mr. Avery, his family and the suffering they endured. My heart aches equally for the Green Bay woman who was brutally attacked in 1995 by ... my actual assailant." In her testimony, the victim of the 1985 rape said some officials in the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department and district attorney's office were "lacking the courage" to investigate another suspect when doubts were raised about Avery's guilt almost immediately after his arrest The woman was attacked along U Sing the Hits with -Video Karaoke- a Lake Michigan beach July 29, 1985. She picked Avery out of a lineup as her attacker and her testimony against him was key , in. the trial because she was a credible witness, authorities, have said. "I hope they change the police departments, how they do their investigating," Avery said. Iowa State University psychology professor Gary Wells, an expert on eyewitness testimony testified that most of the nation's law enforcement agencies have no set procedures for presenting suspects to victims and other witnesses. Stevens

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  1. Stevens Point Journal,
  2. 19 Feb 2004, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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