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Floyd County man granted petition for new hearing

Outlet: Rome News-Tribune
Author: Jeremy Stewart
Published: 3/21/2020
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Georgia’s High Court Rules DNA Evidence Warrants New Trial

Outlet: New York Times
Author: The Associated Press
Published: 3/13/2020
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Inmate granted new trial in 1976 rape, murder of 19-year-old Columbus woman

Outlet: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Author: Shaddi Abusaid
Published: 3/13/2020
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Supreme Court of Georgia Allows Both of Joey Watkins’s Claims to Move Forward

Outlet: EvidenceProf Blog
Author: Evidence ProfBlogger
Published: 3/13/2020
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After death sentence and 43 years in prison, Columbus man will get new trial in murder case

Outlet: Ledger-Enquirer
Author: Tim Chitwood
Published: 3/13/2020
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Georgia’s high court rules DNA evidence warrants new trial

Outlet: Associated Press
Published: 3/13/2020
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Atlanta Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce Is The Embodiment of Dr. King’s Legacy

Outlet: The Shadow League
Author: J. R. Gamble
Published: 1/19/2020
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Thanks to a new DNA analysis, a Georgia man is exonerated of rape and freed from prison after 17 years

Outlet: CNN
Author: Jason Hanna and Nick Valencia
Published: 1/10/2020
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Man wrongfully convicted of rape released from prison after 18 years

Outlet: CBS 46
Author: Angelina Velasquez
Published: 1/9/2020
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Wrongfully convicted Georgia Man Freed After 17 Years

Outlet: The New York Times
Author: The Associated Press
Published: 1/9/2020
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The Intercept - Murderville, GA

The Intercept

Murderville, GA

When a brutal murder rocks a small Southern town, residents and police are shocked. Could the new guy in town be the one who who did it? Yes, the cops say, he is. Case solved. But then another murder happens. And another. Listen now.

Devonia Inman

Undisclosed Season 3 - The State v. Dennis Perry

Undisclosed Season 3

The State v. Dennis Perry

Thirty-three years ago, in Camden County, Georgia, a man attending a bible study at his church was gunned down in the entranceway. When his wife of 43 years tried to come to his aid, she was killed too. It was a horrific murder in a part of the country where there were hardly any murders at all, and certainly not any murders like this. Solving the case became local law enforcement’s highest priority. Listen now.

Dennis Perry

Breakdown Season 4 - Murder Below the Gnat Line

Breakdown Season 4

Murder Below the Gnat Line

In the early morning darkness in little Adel, night manager Donna Brown locked up the Taco Bell and carried the evening’s receipts — $1,732 — out to her car. But she never made it. A person with a.44-caliber pistol shot her through the right eye, stole the money bag and took Brown’s black Monte Carlo. The killer dumped the car not far away at an old Pizza Hut. Listen now.

Devonia Inman

Undisclosed Season 2 - The State v. Joey Watkins

Undisclosed Season 2

The State v. Joey Watkins

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, at the place where the Coosa and Oostanaula rivers meet to form the Etowah River, and built on seven hills, is the city of Rome, Georgia. It’s a large little town, and serves as the seat of Floyd County. And while named after the Italian capital, Rome is very much an all-American southern town. It’s the kind of place where social circles and communities are tight-knit, and most people know each other. Listen now.

Joey Watkins