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A Mother's Murder Conviction

Tabitha Pollock was convicted of first-degree murder for failing to anticipate the killing of her 3-year-old child at the hands of her boyfriend. Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned the verdict against her, but the government is asking the court to reconsider. Jacki Lyden talks with Lawrence Marhsall, legal director and founder of the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law in Evanston, Il.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.

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