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Margo Freshwater enters Alford plea

Margo Freshwater (who I wrote about in May, hoping to post more that I never got around to writing) has pled guilty, an Alford plea, and may soon be out of jail:

A woman who was a fugitive for 32 years and facing retrial for murder in Memphis has pleaded guilty, and her attorney […]

The strange tale of Margo Freshwater (part 1 of several)

A couple of weeks ago, the Tennessee Court of Appeals granted a new trial for a conviction over forty years old.  Margo Freshwater showed that the prosecution had withheld exculpatory evidence before her 1969 murder trial.  When she raised this issue, first the local court ruled she’d waited too long; it got reversed.  On […]