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The story of two brothers, Jesse and Stephen Boorn, who were convicted of a murder that they did not commit, in Vermont, 1819 -- and the wild story of how they eventually proved their innocence.
This is believed to be the first reported case of a wrongful conviction in the United States.
McFarland, Gerald M., The Counterfeit Man: The True Story of the Boorn-Colvin Murder Case (1990).
Moulton, Sherman R., The Boorn Mystery: An Episode from the Judicial Annals of Vermont, Vermont Historical Society (1937).
Spargo, John, The Return of Russell Colvin, Historical Museum and Art Gallery of Bennington, Vermont, 1945.
Borchard, Edwin M. & Lutz, Russell E., Convicting the Innocent: Sixty-Five Actual Errors of Criminal Justice (1932), Chapter 3: The Boorn Brothers
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CONTACT - KIT CAREN (host)
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