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Science, memory and the law: Research chipping away at the credence we give to witness accounts

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BY HANNAH HOAG, FOR POSTMEDIA NEWS MAY 4, 2012 6:02 PM

Almost 50 years after he was convicted of an armed robbery, Rejean Hinse was compensated a record $13.2 million in April 2011 by the federal and Quebec governments for his wrongful imprisonment in the 1960s.

Before the trial, one of the victims picked Hinse out in a police lineup, but the victim’s memory may have been distorted by the fact that Hinse stood out in the lineup: the victim had seen…[for full story: http://defender411.us/IsqxMt ]

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