Friday, September 03, 2010

Article on defendant released after habeas win

Here is a Wichita Eagle article reporting on the recent release of Nathaniel Swenson after 11 years in prison. We blogged about the case about three years ago here, when Michael Whalen obtained a remand for evidentiary hearing in Mr. Swenson's habeas case. Then this spring, after the district court apparently denied relief, the COA reversed denial of relief and remanded for a new trial (blogged about here). And after additional delay, Judge Burgess discharged Mr. Swenson.

Congrats to Michael Whalen for his perseverance in this case.

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