False Confession Again at Issue in L.I. Case

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http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liinno133330719jun13,0,6856038.story?coll=ny-top-headlines Convictions set aside in the case of three Long Island men charged with a 1984 rape and murder were built on a foundation of testimony from jailhouse informants, a confession that was allegedly coerced by police, a 20-second recording and two hairs from the victim. The case has again highlighted the phenomenon of false or coerced confessions. "Cases like this, which are based . . .

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