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John Giuca has been wrongfully imprisoned since Dec. 21, 2004 My count upCountup In September of 2003, John Giuca was a college student, studying Criminal Justice at the prestigious John Jay University in New York City. But just two years later, his life would grind to a screeching halt when he was sentenced to 25-years … Read more

Did The Brooklyn DA Frame An Innocent Man For A College Student’s Murder?

Did The Brooklyn DA Frame An Innocent Man For A College Student’s Murder? by Hella Winston Gothamist   It’s not every day that a 27-year veteran of the NYPD openly contradicts a prosecutor and admits under oath that he was “not sure if I believed anything” about a key conversation relayed by a jailhouse informant … Read more

Original ‘Grid Kid Slayer’ attorney admits he was in dark about witness’ mental illness, crucial lie

Original ‘Grid Kid Slayer’ attorney admits he was in dark about witness’ mental illness, crucial lie by Christina Carrega NY Daily News   The original trial attorney who represented the convicted “Grid Kid Slayer” conceded he was not aware that the prosecution’s key witness suffered from mental illness and admitted to fabricating stories to get … Read more

A murder, two moms and a mess

A murder, two moms and a mess   by Harry Siegel NY Daily News It’s Thanksgiving, so here’s a story about mothers and sons. It starts in 2003, when 19-year-old college student Mark Fisher made his first solo trip to NYC. He met a fellow student, Angel DiPietro, at an Upper East Side bar and … Read more

Lead prosecutor in ‘Grid Kid’ murder case didn’t disclose she appeared in court on behalf of troubled witness

Lead prosecutor in ‘Grid Kid’ murder case didn’t disclose she appeared in court on behalf of troubled witness by Christina Carrega NY Daily News   The lead prosecutor who presented testimony from a diagnosed bi-polar schizophrenic to convict the “Grid Kid Slayer” did not disclose that she appeared in court on behalf of the troubled … Read more

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson Passes On a Chance to Right a Potential Wrongful Conviction

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson Passes On a Chance to Right a Potential Wrongful Conviction Key evidence was withheld and changed from defendant in high-profile murder case by Hella Winston Observer   Convicted: John Giuca (Photo: Youtube) Back in January, after his Conviction Review Unit (CRU) had completed a yearlong re-examination of the state’s case against … Read more

Did an Ambitious Prosecutor Convict the Wrong Man for the Killing of Mark Fisher?

Did an Ambitious Prosecutor Convict the Wrong Man for the Killing of Mark Fisher? by Hella Winston Observer   In 2010, New York magazine published a highly sympathetic profile of Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, who was at the time prosecuting a case involving the murder of a 47-year-old, male freelance radio journalist by a 16-year-old boy … Read more