Thursday, December 26, 2013
Exoneration through persistence
Here is an article on a recent win by Michael Whalen. Mr. Swenson was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in Sedgwick County in June 2000. After a long, long procedural history, in February 2010, the Court of Appeals ordered a new trial and the district court discharged Mr. Swenson (blogged about here and here). The state successfully appealed that dismissal, but as the article relates, in December 2013, the state dropped the charges!