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West Virginia Innocence Project client freed from prison

The Innocence Project law clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law has helped free a client from prison after proving he was convicted of a crime he did not commit.

The Circuit Court for Tyler County recently vacated the conviction of Christopher Dodrill. In 2016, Dodrill was found guilty of child abuse with serious bodily injury and unlawful assault after a child under his care became injured. He was sentenced to three-to-15 years in prison.

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WVIP Client's Brother Released from Prison

(West Virginia–August 9, 2018) Innocence Project client Philip Barnett was released from Parkersburg Correctional Center this afternoon after having posted bail set earlier today by Judge Alfred E. Ferguson of West Virginia’s Sixth Judicial Circuit in Huntington, West Virginia. The court agreed to set bail in the amount of $50,000 while Barnett’s habeas petition based on new and exculpatory DNA evidence is pending.   

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