Randolph Arledge was wrongfully convicted of a Corsicana, Texas, rape and murder based almost entirely on informant testimony. On August 30, 1981, 21-year old Carolyn Armstrong was found on a dirt road naked with over 40 stabs to the neck and chest. Randolph Arledge was in Corsicana visiting family at the time of the crime but left the following day for his home in Houston, he met up with his two friends and went on a road trip. His two friends testified at Arledge's Texas murder trial that he had told them he murdered a women in Corsicana, Texas. Despite the lack of physical evidence, he was sentenced to 99 years in prison. In 2013, DNA testing was done and showed that Arledge was innocent and he was released.
In June 1994, Jonathan Barr and four other co-defendants, known as the Dixmoor Five, were falsely convicted of rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in the south suburban Cook County. In March 2011, DNA was recovered from the victim and was run through the National Combined DNA Index System and the source was identified as Willie Randolph. Jonathan Barr was released that day.
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ikettle is a wifi wired tea kettle that allows you to connect your teapot with your smartphone. You can tell your teapot when to start brewing and what temperature you want it at. It's currently on the market for $154.39.
The Keen Home Smart Vent allows you to set "zones" throughout your house so you can control what temperature you'd like in that particular part of your house via an app. It's not on the market, but it will retail for $90.
Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1933 her family moved to Holland, because of her fathers business relocation. To escape arrest, Anne's father took them into forced hiding behind one of his business premises in Amsterdam. On August 4th, 1944, someone gave off a tip to the German police and the family was arrested and sent on the last train to Auschwitz. Anne got typhoid fever and died in March 1945. Her father survived the camps and after the war returned to the place they had hidden for two years. It was there that he found Anne's diary and decided to get it published.
The Grinch is my all time favorite. I'm obsessed with Christmas and whenever I think of Christmas, I think of the Grinch. It's a tradition in my family the night before Christmas we all sit around the fire and watch the Grinch together.
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La Marzocco, the top of the line coffee machine makers, announced a new line for really serious coffee makers. This machine comes in either auto-volumetric style, which measures the amount of water needed for you, or manual, which allows the serious barista to control just how much water passes through the ground coffee. The automatic espresso machine costs $6,900 and the manual costs $7,100. These base machines can then be customized, with different sidings, walnut or maple fixtures and a choice of steam wands, which will add on to the already steep price.
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