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Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He went to prison for life in November and was out in December because they forgot and he couldn’t keep track.
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

November and December of the same year?
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

November and December of the same year? yes
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 4:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They= employed by the government? victims? accessories to or partners in the crime?
Specific reason for going to prison relevant?
Time period relevant? Location relevant?

I have been assuming H/A/M for "he"- is that right? Are both "he"s the same person? Is "he" part of "they"? Are "they" H/A/Mixed?
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he in fact a prisoner? or maybe he was a warder with a job for life? if he was a prisoner was he paroled? did he escape? die? was his conviction overturned?

Relevant what crime he committed?
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he permanently released from prison? Just for a few days? For Christmas?
Would the puzzle work for March and April, respectively?
Was his sentence revised before letting him out?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They= employed by the government? yope victims? no accessories to or partners in the crime? no
Specific reason for going to prison relevant? no
Time period relevant? present day Location relevant? US

I have been assuming H/A/M for "he"- is that right? yes Are both "he"s the same person? yes Is "he" part of "they"? no Are "they" H/A/Mixed? yes

Was he in fact a prisoner? yes or maybe he was a warder with a job for life? no if he was a prisoner was he paroled? no did he escape? no die? no was his conviction overturned? yes

Relevant what crime he committed? no

Was he permanently released from prison? unless he commits another crime, yes Just for a few days? no For Christmas? no
Would the puzzle work for March and April, respectively? yes
Was his sentence revised before letting him out? yes...it was revised to nothing
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 11:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he guilty of the crime he was convicted for?

Relevant where this takes place? If so, [LTPF list of continents]?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he guilty of the crime he was convicted for? no

Relevant where this takes place? If so, [LTPF list of continents]? no, but US
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 5:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was evidence found proving his innocence? Was there a problem with the evidence that made him look guilty?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was evidence found proving his innocence? yes Was there a problem with the evidence that made him look guilty? yes, but not relevant to the puzzle
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the thing they forgot - something to do with the evidence?

or did they forget some procedure? a legal procedure?

"they" = police? judiciary? prison warders or officials?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the thing they forgot - something to do with the evidence? yes

or did they forget some procedure? a legal procedure? no to both

"they" = police? judiciary? prison warders or officials? none of these, but you are close
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"they" attorneys? public defenders?
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Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 4:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

forensic scientists? lab technicians?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 1:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the evidence directly related to his alibi? They couldn't keep track of dates? Was he proved to be away from the scene of the crime on the date of the crime?
Or was it some other evidence like blood groups or dna and he couldn't possibly have been guilty because nothing matched?
Nice to see you back.
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 3:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"they" attorneys? yes public defenders? no

forensic scientists? lab technicians? see above

Was the evidence directly related to his alibi? yes They couldn't keep track of dates? he was the one who couldn't keep track Was he proved to be away from the scene of the crime on the date of the crime? yes
Or was it some other evidence like blood groups or dna and he couldn't possibly have been guilty because nothing matched? no
Nice to see you back. Thanks Lynne. I have missed you terribly
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he forget that he was at his sister's birthday bash - or something similar? Or he remembered, but got the date wrong?
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he forget that he was at his sister's birthday bash - or something similar? no, nothing that fun Or he remembered, but got the date wrong? no
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he in prison at the time?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he in prison at the time? yes indeed

$p0ylur to follow
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LaDondrell Montgomery, 36, had been sentenced in November in Houston to life in prison for armed robbery despite his vigorous protestations of innocence, and about a week later, in December, he was exonerated in fact. Although he had testified at his trial, he had not mentioned that he had an ironclad alibi -- that he had been in jail during the time the robbery was committed. Once jail records were reviewed, Montgomery was freed. The prosecutor hadn't checked the records before trial, and neither had Montgomery's attorney, but then neither had Montgomery ever mentioned it (because, he had told his lawyers, he had been in and out of jail so many times in his life that he just could not remember if he had been locked up at the time of the armed robbery). [Houston Chronicle, 12-9-2011]

Good questions, Lynne. The next one won't be so easy. ;) </b>
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Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2012 - 2:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow. So, a reason for his guilt (he's been in and out of jail so many times, he can't keep them straight) was the reason for his innocence. Very LTPFish.
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 2:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so I forgot to put the word SPOILER in the SPOILER...

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