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Lawyer, exonoree to speak at law school

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An attorney and the wrongly accused man he helped to free from prison will speak at Notre Dame Law School Thursday.

Notre Dame Law School alumnus Charles Weiss took Joshua Kezer's case pro bono in September 2006 after all of Kezer's other post-conviction remedies had been exhausted. Kezer was 17 years old when he was accused of second-degree murder of a woman in Missouri. Kezer was convicted of the murder and armed criminal action.  

A Missouri Circuit Court judge, noting the weak evidence against Kezer at his trial, ordered him released from prison in February 2009 after serving 16 years of his 60-year sentence.

The two will speak at 12:30 p.m. in 1140 Eck Hall of Law. The event is free and open to the public. More information about Kezer's case can be found on the law school's Web site.

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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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