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‘Innocent’ man released from prison — again — after 42 years

After more than 40 years behind bars, a Bronx man Friday was ordered freed by a Manhattan federal judge who said there is enough evidence to suggest he’s innocent.

David Bryant was 18 in 1975 when he was arrested for brutally raping and murdering an 8-year old girl in the stairwell of an apartment complex.

He was convicted in 1976 and is serving of 25 years to life.

In 2010, Bryant found new lawyers, who tested his blood — which had not been done before his original trial.

Blood tests can also analyze semen. And the results showed the semen found on the girl’s clothing was not his.

The result of the testing gave Bryant a brief taste of freedom.

In 2013, he was sprung after a Bronx Supreme Court judge vacated his conviction based on the new evidence.

But he was sent back to the slammer a year later after a state appeals court

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/08/04/innocent-man-released-from-prison-again-after-42-years/

Athens man had 2016 violent run-in with prison escapee’s Ghostface Gangsters

A prison-based white supremacist gang this week was in the news after one of its purported members from Madison County made an escape from a prison bus in which two corrections officers were killed.

The criminal organization known as the Ghostface Gangsters was already known to police in Athens, who in September 2016 investigated a report that members of that gang allegedly stabbed another man in a brutal assault inside a home in a neighborhood off Commerce road.

The escaped inmate and purported gang member, 24-year-old Ricky Alan Dubose of Comer, had been well known to law enforcement officials in the Athens metro area due to his criminal behavior that began when he was a juvenile. Dubose was serving a 20-year prison sentence for convictions in Elbert County on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft by taking in 2014.

Dubose’s cellmate

Read more at: http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2017-06-16/athens-man-had-2016-violent-run-prison-escapee-s-ghostface-gangsters

Modesto mother who stabbed 13-year-old autistic son must remain in prison, for now – Merced Sun

A Modesto mother convicted of stabbing her 13-year-old autistic son in September 2010 must remain in prison at least another year, or possibly another three years.

Anitra Hankins, 42, was found unsuitable for parole at a hearing last week in Chowchilla, the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced this week.

Deputy District Attorney John R. Mayne appeared at the May 2 hearing, asking the parole board to keep Hankins in prison. The prosecutor argued that the defendant lacks appreciation for her actions, and she lacks candor in sessions with a state psychologist.

In September 2015, Hankins pleaded guilty to attempted murder for stabbing her son, Miles. As part of a plea deal to avoid trial, Hankins was sentenced to seven years to life in prison. At the time the deal was reached, she had already served more than four years of that sentence while in custody at the Stanislaus County

Read more at: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/article150059087.html

Modesto mother who stabbed 13-year-old autistic son must remain in prison, for now

A Modesto mother convicted of stabbing her 13-year-old autistic son in September 2010 must remain in prison at least another year, or possibly another three years.

Anitra Hankins, 42, was found unsuitable for parole at a hearing last week in Chowchilla, the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced this week.

Deputy District Attorney John R. Mayne appeared at the May 2 hearing, asking the parole board to keep Hankins in prison. The prosecutor argued that the defendant lacks appreciation for her actions, and she lacks candor in sessions with a state psychologist.

In September 2015, Hankins pleaded guilty to attempted murder for stabbing her son, Miles. As part of a plea deal to avoid trial, Hankins was sentenced to seven years to life in prison. At the time the deal was reached, she had already served more than four years of that sentence while in custody at the Stanislaus County

Read more at: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article150059087.html

Kerman killings | Getaway driver Dawn Singh gets life in prison …

The getaway driver in the the 2009 slayings of a Kerman couple was sentenced Tuesday in Fresno County Superior Court to two terms of life in prison without parole, plus three years for evading police during a high-speed chase from the bloody crime scene.

Dawn Singh, wearing bright red lipstick and a green jail jumpsuit, showed no reaction when her punishment was announced. Prior to her trial, she turned down a plea deal that would have resulted in 25 years in prison.

A jury last month found her guilty of of two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of of Sandra and Gary De Bartolo, whose throats were slashed on the morning of July 22, 2009, inside their El Mar Avenue home that had an indoor marijuana-growing operation.

It’s perfect. Go in.

What Dawn Singh allegedly told her accomplices when she pulled up to the

Read more at: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article113291783.html