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Exculpatory Evidence Case Study

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Assistant District Attorney John Norsetter concealed exculpatory evidence for close 11 years. Ralph Armstrong was convicted for rape and murder in 1995. John Norsetter was aware that Armstrong was not guilty of such tarrying crime, however, he remained silence even though he knew Armstrong was innocent. Back in 1995, a woman made a call to the district attorney testifying that Stephen Armstrong, who was Ralph’s cousin was the responsible of the crime. The prosecutor never told defense attorneys of such valuable information. Moreover, he violated a court order to exposed potential exculpatory biological evidence (Possley, 2012). The prosecution concealed information for several reasons. For instance, in this particular case John Norsetter already
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