Inmate Freed After 15 Years in Prison Thanks To Updated Research On Shaken Baby SyndromeThe state released a man from prison after 15 years because changing views on what was called “shaken baby syndrome,” has changed significantly in recent years, prosecutors and a judge agreed.
After 33 Years In Prison, NorCal Man's Murder Conviction Overturned Based On DNA EvidenceA California appeals court cited new DNA testing while overturning the murder conviction of a man who has spent 33 years in prison.
NorCal Man Exonerated In Stabbing Death After 28 Years In PrisonA Northern California man convicted in the stabbing death a man suspected of sexually molesting a child has been exonerated after 28 years in prison thanks to newly discovered evidence, including the confession of the true killer.
Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Attempted Murder Sues City Of OaklandA man who spent nearly seven years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted for attempted murder is filing a civil rights suit against the city of Oakland, alleging he was maliciously prosecuted.
Bay Area Family's Ordeal Raises Questions Over Shaken Baby ConvictionsEvery year, it is estimated that 200 people are convicted of shaking babies to death. Doctors have said violent shaking causes babies’ brains to swell and bleed, but now that science looks shaky. KPIX 5 talks to a Bay Area father who was wrongly accused.
NorCal Experts Say Juveniles More Likely To Falsely Confess To CrimesA video obtained by KPIX 5 shows a Northern California teenager who was interrogated by authorities admitting to a crime he didn't commit. Experts said teen suspects are more likely to give false confessions.
DNA Clears Oakland Man Of 1998 Child Sex AssaultAn Oakland man who spent 14 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl has had his conviction overturned based on new DNA evidence.
Wrongly Convicted Oakland Man Not Bitter After 7 Years Behind BarsAn Oakland man wrongfully convicted of a 2006 shooting says he's not bitter and wants to work with troubled youth
Man Wrongly Convicted In SF Murder Questions Police LineupsMaurice Caldwell spent 20 years behind bars, for a murder a judge now said he did not commit. The case raises questions about the reliability of police lineups and how many law enforcement agencies aren't using the best practices.
Police Lineup Flaws Put California Man In Prison For DecadesPolice lineups are a staple of TV crime shows. Detectives watch as a witness tries to identify the suspect. But witnesses can, and do, make mistakes. Yet critics say many police departments are not doing what it takes to prevent them.
Retrial Set After '91 San Francisco Murder Conviction TossedSan Francisco prosecutors announced Thursday they will retry an imprisoned man whose 1991 murder conviction was overturned by a judge last month.
1990 San Francisco Murder Conviction, Life Sentence OverturnedA San Francisco Superior Court judge Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a man serving a life sentence in prison for the 1990 shooting of another man during a drug deal in the Alemany public housing projects.