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9th Circuit: Release Wrongly Convicted Man Now!


— January 31, 2004

A federal appeals court is demanding the immediate release of a man found to have been wrongly convicted of murder 24 years ago on the testimony of a jailhouse informant.

In an order handed down Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also told District Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian to determine whether law enforcement officials should be held in contempt of court for refusing to release Thomas Lee Goldstein.

Goldstein, 55, has remained in custody despite findings by two federal judges and a federal appeals panel that he was wrongly convicted.

Details here from the AP.

UPDATE (2/2): It looks like Mr. Goldstein is still not getting out: Murder Charge Refiled Against California Man After Judges Rule He Was Wrongly Convicted


A federal appeals court is demanding the immediate release of a man found to have been wrongly convicted of murder 24 years ago on the testimony of a jailhouse informant.

In an order handed down Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also told District Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian to determine whether law enforcement officials should be held in contempt of court for refusing to release Thomas Lee Goldstein.

Goldstein, 55, has remained in custody despite findings by two federal judges and a federal appeals panel that he was wrongly convicted.

Details here from the AP.

UPDATE (2/2): It looks like Mr. Goldstein is still not getting out: Murder Charge Refiled Against California Man After Judges Rule He Was Wrongly Convicted

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