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PI’s Declassified!

PI’s Declassified!

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April 24th 2014:Death Row: A Investigators Journey

One of the most challenging tasks in a criminal defense investigator’s world is investigating a capital case that has already exhausted all of its appellate rights. Called a writ of habeas corpus, it is a death row inmate’s last opportunity for to find relief from execution. There have been 144 death row exonerations since 1973, according to Death Penalty Information Center. Possibly the trial lawyer was ineffectual or incompetent, the defendant’s constitutional rights were violated, or there may even be newly discovered evidence. Regardless of the situation, it is an uphill battle and mostly

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Joseph D. Thornton

Joseph D. Thornton was born in Portland, Maine. He is Jesuit educated, graduating from Cheverus Classical Preparatory School there in 1967 and then from Boston College with a B.A. in English and Philosophy in1971. He attended the University Of Maine School Of Law, has been a licensed private investigator in Maine since 1975 and in Massachusetts since 2005. He owned and operated Lawyers Investigating Service in Maine performing civil and criminal investigations for trial lawyers throughout New England until 1995. He also has been licensed and worked extensively in New Hampshire, North Carolina and Florida. Between 1999 and 2005 Joe was a staff investigator for the Federal Defender Office i
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1748/pis-declassified 22/11/2017 08:00 22/11/2017 09:00 PI’s Declassified! https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1748/pis-declassified One of the most challenging tasks in a criminal defense investigator’s world is investigating a capital case that has already exhausted all of its appellate rights. Called a writ of habeas corpus, it is a death row inmate’s last opportunity for to find relief from execution. There have been 144 death row exonerations since 1973, according to Death Penalty Information Center. Possibly the trial lawyer was ineffectual or incompetent, the defendant’s constitutional rights were violated, or there may even be newly discovered evidence. Regardless of the situation, it is an uphill battle and mostly a thankless, but ever demanding responsibility. Tune in to hear Private Investigator Joseph Thornton, a former Philadelphia Capital Habeas Unit staff investigator discuss his daily life as a post-conviction capital case investigator. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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