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    'I thought I was going to die': Cop who shot Philando Castile breaks down on the stand as he says the suspect was pulling out his gun when he fired
    • Jeronimo Yanez claims he was 'scared to death' when he shot Philando Castile
    • Officer Yanez testified Friday that he also 'thought he was going to die'
    • Yanez is facing a manslaughter charge in the 2016 death of 32-year-old Castile
    • Castile's death was livestreamed by his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds in their car
    • Reynolds testified that she streamed video so 'people would know the truth'
    • Castile was shot five times by Yanez during a traffic stop in Minnesota last July


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    Police video should be public for so many reasons

    What do a 50-year-old double murder and a DUI case involving a local sheriff's deputy have in common? The public has no access to key evidence because of a restrictive law that, in these two cases and many more, defies logic.

    In Harrisburg on Monday, Commonwealth Court denied retired criminal investigator Joseph Cafoncelli access to state police records regarding the April 3, 1966, murders of his grandparents, Louis and Edith Cafoncelli, according to a story on PennLive. Cafoncelli would like to write a book, but he also would like to know what happened to his grandparents. Seems reasonable. The man convicted of the murders has been dead since 2002. But because the evidence was once part of a police investigation -- "criminal investigative records" to be precise -- it's not open to the public.

    No, I don't understand why he can't see those records either.

    And if Cafoncelli can't get those records, we're going to listen to our legal counsel and save our money for another open records fight on another day. This one is regarding video footage surrounding the Joseph Rafferty case. Rafferty is the sheriff's deputy from Newtown Township who was jailed and fined for driving under the influence last summer. He resigned his county job.

    The original report filed in August was labeled a routine driver-assist/disabled vehicle incident with no mention of alcohol.

    A month later, Rafferty's case was reviewed. As reporter Jim Boyle wrote, the alleged presence of alcohol during the incident was revealed in a revised timeline provided to this news organization by Newtown Township Police Chief Henry Pasqualini. After further investigating what happened, Pasqualini and Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub announced that charges would be filed against Rafferty.

    According to court records and Boyle's story, Rafferty was seen on the ground near the front passenger side wheel and then was “stumbling and swaying” when he walked toward Officer Patrick Hardy's vehicle. Rafferty told police he had dropped off three of his four children at his wife’s home in Yardley. President Judge Jeffrey L. Finley confirmed that Rafferty had been drinking earlier while driving with the children, ages 7, 11 and 13.

    The affidavit said Newtown Township Officer Shane VanDerMark, Sgt. Stephen J. Meyers and Cpl. Shawn Pirog eventually joined the scene. They said Rafferty "slurred and delayed" his speech, and his eyes were "glassy and glazed over," court records note. Lastly, police said they found a half-full bottle of vodka in the county-owned vehicle Rafferty was driving and a plastic bottle containing a clear liquid in the cup holder.

    Yet a report apparently completed by Hardy and approved by Meyers categorized the incident as a "driver assist/disabled vehicle" and made no mention of alcohol. The report says Rafferty was given a ride home and the car was towed to a secure garage.

    The four Newtown Township officers — Hardy, Meyers, VanDerMark and Pirog — were disciplined for how they handled and reported the incident, Pasqualini confirmed. The chief, however, declined to specify the level of discipline, noting none of the officers was fired. Hardy was later promoted to corporal. Rafferty, to his credit, checked himself into rehabilitation and got ahead of more stern punishment.

    Video footage exists from the incident, which we requested. We weren't surprised the police denied our request. The Bucks County District Attorney's Office also did so after reviewing the footage and concluding that even with redactions, the evidence was fully protected.

    The problem is in the law and its creator: the Legislature. Far more chatter exists in the Legislature about protecting police video from the public than having it be considered an open public record. It's frustrating that a high-profile case in Florida involving Tiger Woods had video released within a day or two of the incident. The video corroborated what police and Woods said, and the story went away quickly.

    We think the police video footage in the Rafferty case is of public interest, and the public has a right to know, or see, how this case went from a driver assist/disabled vehicle to a DUI against a sworn officer.

    It remains troubling that Pennsylvania's overly restrictive law does far more to limit transparency than encourage it. With minimal exception, police officers do a wonderful job to protect the public and have no reason to limit how they handle situations. Based on what happened here, no other reasonable conclusion can be drawn about their intent than they were protecting one of their own.

    Lawmakers need to see the light and show they care about transparency more than just talking about it during campaign season.

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    Shane Fitzgerald is executive editor of the Bucks County (Pa.) Courier-Times, the Doylestown (Pa.) Intelligencer and the Burlington County (N.J.) Times. 215-949-4160. 215-345-3118. 609-871-8157. Email: sfitzgerald@calkins.com. Twitter: @sfitzg5.

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    Florida cop is arrested for punching handcuffed 17-year-old in the back of his patrol car after claiming the teen spat on him
    • Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Timothy James, 38, allegedly hit a 17-year-old multiple times
    • Was assisting a sergeant on the arrest of the 17-year-old and his 18-year-old brother
    • The 17-year-old was sitting in the back of James' patrol car in handcuffs
    • James claims the teen spit on him before the sergeant saw him hit the teen
    • James, who has been with the JSO for three years, was arrested on a charge of battery
    • He is the seventh JSO employee to be arrested this year and has been investigated twice in 2017


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    Police Bodycam Video Shows Rescue Of Kidnapped Woman
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    Newly released video shows the arrest of a man and his transgender lover after the pair allegedly kidnapped a woman. Authorities say they were planning to take her to a cave and brainwash her into marrying one of them. When police found her back in January, she was chained down by the neck in the back of a minivan in New Mexico. The woman was rescued less than 24 hours after witnesses saw the her being dragged out of her Las Vegas, Nevada apartment. After receiving an alert, police pulled over the van and arrested her ex-boyfriend Jack Morgan, and his new lover Samuel Brown, 19, who says he prefers to be called Sophia.

    Police then found the kidnapped woman in the car and unchained her. “He dragged me out of the place, and I fought so (bleep) hard cause I was like, this is how you die,” she said. In a federal criminal complaint, investigators say Morgan and Brown planned the kidnapping for more than a year. Throughout the arrest, Morgan was singing the words to the hymn “Amazing Grace,” asked for his bibles, and made some mental notes. “Note to self… Wear shoes next time,” Morgan said. Both he and Brown face charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and conspiracy.

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    Bodycam Shows Intense Police Shootout in Buckeye, Arizona
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    Officials on Thursday released video from a fatal officer-involved shooting in Buckeye in 2016 that occurred as officers responded to reports that a man had shot his wife. A review determined the officers were justified in the shooting, according to a May 30 letter sent from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to the Buckeye Police Department. Police were called to a house near Wayland Drive and 238th Avenue in Buckeye on June 25, 2016, after receiving a call from California that 30-year-old William Ferguson had fatally shot his wife, 36-year-old Breanne Ferguson, according to the Buckeye Police Department. A "heavily armed" Ferguson approached investigating Officers A. Price and Larry Biffin in a white Dodge pickup before leaving the vehicle and "ambushing the officers with an assault rifle," police said. The video released Thursday from an officer's body camera shows the two officers near a police vehicle on a neighborhood street when the pickup truck appears. The officers notice the pickup truck and are talking about the situation, when gunfire erupts. Body-camera footage shows Biffin taking cover behind a patrol vehicle and firing back at Ferguson, discharging numerous rounds. Ferguson's ambush continued with a second round of gunfire that shattered the window of the patrol vehicle, police said.

    Officer Justin Ricks arrived at the scene to assist the officers, firing multiple rounds from his AR-15 patrol rifle at Ferguson and stopping Ferguson's attack, police said. Ferguson had been shot in the shoulder during the standoff and moments later took his own life, police said. Inside the home, officers found the body of Breanne Ferguson, who had been shot multiple times, as well as two children who were unharmed and taken to safety, police said. Evidence obtained at the scene linked Ferguson to his wife's death, police said. The children were later placed in the care of family members, police said. The Arizona Department of Public Safety conducted an investigation into the shooting while Buckeye detectives investigated the death of the woman, police said. The officers were placed on a standard three-day administrative leave following the incident, police said. The Buckeye Police Department praised its 2011 policy that issued AR-15 rifles to all officers to have on the street, saying it "proved valuable" in the incident. The delay in releasing the video came at the request of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, which asked police to wait until the case was resolved before distributing the footage, the Buckeye Police Department said.

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    BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota cop is found NOT GUILTY of the manslaughter of Philando Castile who he shot SEVEN TIMES during a routine traffic stop in front of his girlfriend who posted the shocking death on Facebook Live
    • Minnesota cop Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter on Friay
    • He had been charged with manslaughter after shooting dead a black motorist
    • Philando Castile was shot seven times by a cop during traffic stop on July 6, 2016


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    'I hope he dies tonight!' Mother's fury after jury containing 10 white people find cop NOT GUILTY of manslaughter after he shot dead her son Philando Castile during a traffic stop which was streamed on Facebook Live by his girlfriend
    • Minnesota cop Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter on Friday
    • Philando Castile was shot seven times by a cop during traffic stop on July 6, 2016
    • Speaking with reporters after the decision, his mother Valerie Castile said 'I hope he dies tonight' and called her son's death 'murder'
    • She also said the state of Minnesota 'continues to fail black people' and 'My son loved this city,and this city killed my son'
    • The 12-person jury consisted of 10 white people and two black people
    • They deliberated for five days on their decision which has caused outrage
    • Yanez was found not guilty because he said he feared for his life when he thought Castile was reaching for his gun
    • Castile's girlfriend said he told the officer he had a gun, and was reaching for his driver's license after being pulled for a broken taillight
    • Officer Yanez has been fired by Minnesota who say it is best he is relieved
    • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT


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    Thousands of protestors block an interstate in St Paul after cop who killed Philando Castile was CLEARED by mostly white jury- and his mother wished for the officer's death
    • Thousands of protesters took to the streets of St Paul, MN Friday outraged over not guilty verdict for Officer Jeronimo Yanez
    • Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile
    • Speaking with reporters after the decision, his mother Valerie Castile said 'I hope he dies tonight' and called her son's death 'murder'
    • Castile was shot by a cop during traffic stop on July 6, 2016
    • The 12-person jury consisted of 10 white people and two black people
    • They deliberated for five days on their decision which has caused outrage
    • Yanez was found not guilty because he said he feared for his life when he thought Castile was reaching for his gun
    • Castile's girlfriend said he told the officer he had a gun, and was reaching for his driver's license after being pulled for a broken taillight
    • Officer Yanez has been fired by Minnesota who say it is best he is relieved
    • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT


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    'I'm not embarrassed about things I've done in the past': Former dominatrix-turned-cop speaks out about her previous career as she fights to keep her job
    • Kristen Hyman is speaking out about her past career as a dominatrix
    • The newly sworn-in NJ sheriff's officer appeared in kinky videos from 2008-2012
    • In the videos she kicks, slaps and chokes men, sometimes with another woman
    • She remains clothed, but her 'victims' are all nude as she 'abuses' them
    • Hyman said she took the job because she was struggling and needed money
    • Hyman says it was 'stupid stuff I did when I was a kid' and that it was all staged
    • She goes before a disciplinary board on June 27 to determine if she keeps the job


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    DO WOMEN BELONG IN LAW ENFORCEMENT?
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    Dashcam Shows Police Chase Of Home Depot Theft Suspects
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    Police are searching for three men who attempted to steal about $5,000 worth of merchandise from Home Depot Wednesday afternoon. Five men in total loaded two cars with the merchandise around 3:45 p.m. in the back parking lot of the home improvement store in the 19100 block of Interstate 45, according to Shenandoah Assistant Police Chief Barry Gresham, but were abruptly stopped by Home Depot employees. The employees called police as soon as they saw the men in the act. Two of the men fled on foot behind the store south on David Memorial Drive, and eventually got into a wooded area east of the roadway, police said. At the same time, two getaway vehicles were trying to exit the rear parking lot as officers with Shenandoah Police Department responded. The two getaway vehicles collided with each other before one of the vehicles, a black Dodge Charger, struck a Shenandoah police cruiser causing minor damage, Gresham said.

    As the getaway vehicles drove away, they hopped over the grass median onto David Memorial Drive and headed northbound. Intense video released to The Courier by SPD shows the Charger drove west on Alexandra Lane, which runs between Home Depot and the Portofino Shopping Center, but struck a curb which caused the front-right tire to come loose. The Charger eventually turned south onto the northbound frontage road after the loose tired came off and narrowly missed an SUV. As the smoking, disabled Charger came to a stop, two men – later identified as Darryl Lee, 20, and Davonta Lee, 17 – allegedly fled east on foot back into the Home Depot parking lot. After a brief foot chase, officers arrested the two and charged them with felony theft. Darryl Lee also has a felony evading arrest with a vehicle charge. Meanwhile, the other getaway car, which was a white Toyota car, made its way northbound on the I-45 frontage road until it reached Texas 242 where it made a U-turn southbound on I-45's mainlanes.

    Law enforcement officers ahead of the southbound pursuit shut down I-45 at Rayford Road, although the Toyota hopped off the mainlanes of the freeway onto the frontage road just north of Rayford Road and blew past other officers. While officers initially lost sight of the fleeing Toyota, the vehicle was eventually found abandoned in a construction site near the Spring Creek turnaround just north of the Montgomery-Harris County line. The three remaining thieves – which include the two who ran on foot and the driver of the Toyota car – have yet to be found. All of the merchandise has been returned to the store, Gresham said. Other law enforcement agencies, including Montgomery County Sheriff's Office K-9 Units and DPS air support, assisted Shenandoah with the search for hours.

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    Jeronimo 'The Cowardly HispanicCop' Yanez, Acquitted Of Mvrd3r Of Black passenger Philando Castile!
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    Seattle police shoot and kill 'mentally unstable' pregnant mother-of-four, 30, after she reported a burglary attempt and then showed officers a knife
    • Two white Seattle Police Department officers fatally shot Charleena Chavon Lyles, who was black, in front of her children Sunday
    • Lyles, who was three months pregnant with her fifth child, had called police to report attempted burglary
    • When officers responded, police say she confronted them with a knife
    • Family members say shooting was unnecessary and race was a factor
    • Lyles' relatives say she had mental health problems and was scared of losing custody of her kids, inclduing her Down syndrome-stricken son


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    'Get ready motherf***ers': New recording reveals final words 'mentally unstable' pregnant mother, 30, armed with a knife yelled at police before she was shot dead in front of her children
    • Police have released an audio recording of the moment two white officers shot dead a mentally unstable black woman carrying a knife inside her Seattle home
    • Charleena Chavon Lyles, 30, called police to report a robbery at her apartment on Sunday before she invited the two cops inside to see what had been stolen
    • In the recording, she is heard yelling at the cops seconds before she was shot
    • One of the two officers is heard saying the mother-of-four had picked up a knife
    • Lyles' family said the shooting was unnecessary and said race contributed to it
    • The two Seattle police officers are white, while the 30-year-old mom was black
    • Her relatives say she had mental health issues and was scared of losing her kids


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    The moment cop shot Philando Castile dead: Harrowing dashcam video shows officer who was CLEARED of manslaughter opening fire just SECONDS after shouting a warning
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    • Dash camera video has been released showing the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a police traffic stop last July
    • The video came from a camera inside of the squad car of Officer Jeronimo Yanez
    • He was found not guilty of manslaughter and other charges in the death of Castile, a black motorist who was shot seconds after he told Yanez he had a gun
    • The squad-car video was shown in court but not released publicly until Tuesday
    • It shows a wide view of the traffic stop and shooting, but it does not show what happened inside the car or what Yanez saw


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    'If he has the guts to smoke marijuana in front of his daughter, what does he care about me?' Police interview transcripts reveal how cop who shot dead Philando Castile justified it to fellow officers
    • Jeronimo Yarez tried to justify shooting Philando Castile in police interviews immediately after shooting him in July last year
    • He said he could smell marijuana in the car when he approached it to caution the young father for his broken tail light
    • Castile's four-year-old daughter was in the backseat at the time of the shooting
    • Yarez pulled his weapon on the 32-year-old because he thought he was reaching for his own gun
    • He failed to tell authorities that, after being shot, Castile wailed: 'I wasn't reaching!'


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    Michael Brown's family reach settlement with city of Ferguson almost three years after he was shot and killed by a white cop
    • Settlement reached in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting death of Michael Brown
    • Parents Michael Brown Sr and Lezley McSpadden had sued the city and police
    • Sought damages for the lost future potential wages of their 18-year-old son
    • Now the suit has been settled for an undisclosed amount under court seal


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    Off-duty New Jersey cop, 44, believed to have been killed in a car crash actually shot himself in the head before slamming his SUV into the back of a van
    • Tom White, 44, crashed his SUV into the back of a commercial van on Monday
    • The Hamilton Township police officer was pronounced dead at the scene
    • An autopsy Tuesday confirmed White died from a gunshot wound to the head
    • White spent nearly eight years on the Hamilton force
    • He and another officer were recognized for rescuing two people during a fatal house fire in January 2011


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    Pennsylvania court rules in favor of access to police videos
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    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's highest court said Tuesday the public should have access to police dash camera video footage unless authorities can prove it amounts to criminal investigative material. Such footage may be redacted, however, the court found.

    The Supreme Court ruled 5-2 in favor of a lower-court decision granting access to video shot by the dash cameras of two state troopers' vehicles as they responded to a 2014 crash near State College. The majority says police vehicle recordings, as a general rule, are not exempt from public disclosure.

    The state police had argued the recordings always contain criminal investigative material, but Justice Kevin Dougherty wrote that such determinations must be made on a case-by-case basis.

    In the dispute before the court, he said, the video showed troopers investigating the crash scene and talking to the drivers and bystanders.

    The decision said the only part of the recordings that is potentially investigative was the audio from witness interviews — portions that had been ordered redacted by a lower court.

    "PSP simply does not explain how the video portion of the (recordings) captured any criminal investigation," Dougherty wrote.

    State police had argued the videos should be exempt under the Right-to-Know Law and a state law limiting access to criminal records. An agency spokesman said the case was under review.

    The state associations of county commissioners and township supervisors had supported the state police's position, arguing the response to a traffic crash made the recordings investigative in nature.

    The requester, Michelle Grove, wanted videos taken after a crash in Potters Mills, about 15 miles east of State College. One driver was cited for not wearing a seat belt and the other for failing to yield.

    Grove's lawyer, Helen Stolinas, called the decision "a decisive victory for the citizens of Pennsylvania and the press to remain aware of the activities of state and local officials and be able to scrutinize how public servants are performing their duties."

    In a dissent, Chief Justice Thomas Saylor argued state law provided for a broad criminal-investigative exception to access.

    The other dissent, by Justice Sallie Mundy, said video without sound can provide investigative information, citing as examples "a witness's demeanor, physical condition and gestures, which give context to the statements provided. As such, they are as related to the inquiry as are the contents of the statements."

    Unlike in some other states, video from police dash cameras is not widely available in Pennsylvania, largely because police agencies have deemed the information to be exempt under the Right-to-Know Law and the Criminal History Record Information Act.

    Melissa Melewsky, lawyer for the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, said the Supreme Court's ruling should mean more footage will become available.

    "I would hope that would be the result," she said. "The court was clear that just because police are involved in gathering the video, that doesn't necessarily mean it's investigatory under the law."

    It's unclear how the ruling would affect this news organization's efforts to view dash camera footage of a Newtown Township police encounter in August with a former Bucks County sheriff's deputy. The incident resulted in the township police chief taking disciplinary action against some of the officers on the call and a DUI charge against the county employee, who was subsequently terminated.

    Both the police department and county district attorney's office denied this news organization's request under the Right-to-Know Law, a decision that has been appealed to the state's Office of Open Records.

    According to an affidavit filed by the responding officers, the video shows former county sheriff's Deputy Joseph Rafferty stumbling and swaying next to his unmarked, county-owned sedan.

    Rafferty in March pleaded guilty to DUI and served six days in the county prison.

    In November, a survey of public access by Pennsylvania newspapers found 10 of 25 requests for dash camera footage were denied by police agencies on the basis of the Right-to-Know Law and the Criminal History Record Information Act.

    In 10 other instances, police said they didn't have the tapes. Five departments disclosed at least some of what their officers' vehicle cameras recorded at the specific incidents sought by the agencies requesting the footage.

    Calkins Media staff writer James Boyle Jr. contributed to this story.

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    'Terrorist' knifeman 'shouting Allahu Akbar' repeatedly stabs cop in the neck at Michigan airport
    • A police officer was attacked with a knife at Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan Wednesday morning
    • The officer involved has been identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, 55
    • Neville was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but is now stable
    • Police say they have a suspect in custody, but they have not released his name
    • Sources told NBC News that the suspect is Canadian and shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before stabbing Neville
    • FBI is investigating the incident as a 'possible act of terrorism,' sources added


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    BREAKING: 'It's shocking': Family's fury after jury finds Milwaukee cop NOT GUILTY of murder of black man who fled during traffic stop as family attorney brands harrowing bodycam footage 'an affront to human dignity'
    • Dominique Heaggan-Brown was charged in December 2016 for the shooting
    • He killed Sylyille Smith, 23, in August of that year at a Milwaukee traffic stop
    • Smith had been armed when he started running away, but dropped his gun
    • That occurred at the same time as Heaggan-Brown's first shot hit his arm
    • Bodycam shows 1.69 seconds passed before the second, fatal shot hit him
    • The jury, four of whom are black decided in two days the shooting was justified
    • Smith's death cased mass riots last year; today his family called for peace
    • The cop was fired last year after being charged with sexual assault in another case


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    'We can breathe again': Texas day care owners convicted as SATANISTS who sacrificed and abused children are finally cleared of all charges after spending 21 YEARS in prison
    • A Texas judge on Tuesday approved a prosecutor’s declaration of innocence for Dan and Fran Keller clearing them of any charges
    • Kellers were found guilty in 1992 of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl after children in their day care spun tales about dismembered babies and orgies
    • Some of the accusers claimed to have witnessed the husband and wife cut up torture animals, including a gorilla at a zoo, and serve Kool Aid with blood
    • Couple were released from prison in 2013 after serving 21 years behind bars
    • Conviction was based on testimony from an ER doctor, who years later recanted
    • Dan and Fran Keller are each eligible for $80,000 in compensation for every year they were wrongfully imprisoned, which amounts to $1.7million apiece


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