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.