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The Historic Case Of A Prosecutor And The Suspect He Saved From The Gallows

In 1924 a Connecticut prosecutor saved a suspect from the gallows, in a case of justice that’s taught today in law books. The movie “Boomerang” was based on the case.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins looks back at the case, and how it resonates today in the debate of over sentencing and overzealous prosecutions.

Read The Marshall Project story, “Homer and Harold: An Extraordinary Story of Justice Done, and What Came After,” here, and via Smithsonian magazine.


Hear more about the story of Homer Cummings, via WBUR:

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