George Allen http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Free After 30 Years: What Now For George Allen? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/free-after-30-years-what-now-george-allen <p>George Allen served 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.</p><p>Last year,&nbsp; <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-vacates-george-allens-murder-conviction">a judge told Allen</a> that he had been wrongfully convicted and set him free. It’s been several months since Allen left prison, and to some who fought so hard to get him out; his release is bittersweet and not enough.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:25:00 +0000 Julie Bierach 9739 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Free After 30 Years: What Now For George Allen? St. Louis City Prosecutor: We Must Avoid Another ‘George Allen’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-prosecutor-we-must-avoid-another-george-allen <p>In the early 1980s, University City resident George Allen was charged with and convicted of raping and murdering court reporter Mary Bell.</p><p>Last year, after serving 30 years in prison, Allen was released from prison as new evidence came to light which could have helped Allen’s defense and which a judge ruled made his trial unfair.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:49:44 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards, Don Marsh & Rachel Lippmann 8765 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City Prosecutor: We Must Avoid Another ‘George Allen’ Appeals Court Vacates George Allen's Murder Conviction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-vacates-george-allens-murder-conviction <p><em>Updated at 5 p.m. with statement from circuit attorney Jennifer Joyce. Previously updated with statement for Attorney General Chris Koster.</em></p><p>George Allen is a free man, likely for good.</p><p>A Missouri appeals court today <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=58869">upheld</a> a lower court ruling that vacated Allen's 1983 rape and murder convictions in the death of court reporter Mary Bell.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:48:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7737 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals Court Vacates George Allen's Murder Conviction After 30 Years Locked Up, George Allen Released From Custody http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-30-years-locked-george-allen-released-custody <p>A&nbsp;University City&nbsp;man who’s spent 30 years behind bars has been set free by a Cole County judge after his murder conviction was vacated.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:31:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6413 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After 30 Years Locked Up, George Allen Released From Custody New evidence may set U. City man free from life sentence for murder http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-evidence-may-set-u-city-man-free-life-sentence-murder <p>A University City man serving a life sentence for murder may soon walk free.&nbsp;Attorneys representing George Allen <a href="http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2012/05/george_allen_hearing_dna_mary_bell.php">presented new evidence at a hearing</a> in Jefferson City Friday.</p><p>Allen has already served 30 years for the brutal 1982 rape and murder of court reporter Mary Bell.</p><p>Barry Scheck is a lawyer with the Innocence Project. &nbsp;He says the Attorney General&#39;s office is accepting a list of new &quot;undisputed facts&quot; that could set Allen free.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 22:26:26 +0000 Adam Allington 3739 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New evidence may set U. City man free from life sentence for murder Innocence Project: DNA shows wrongful conviction in 1982 killing of St. Louis woman http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/innocence-project-dna-shows-wrongful-conviction-1982-killing-st-louis-woman <p><em>Updated 2:37 p.m. with St. Louis Public Radio story.</em></p> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:01:12 +0000 Julie Bierach 2120 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Innocence Project: DNA shows wrongful conviction in 1982 killing of St. Louis woman