Case Background

Please read J.J. Maloney's story for a detailed background on the case. Maloney, as an investigative reporter, former convict and assistant to Darlene Edward's attorney Will Bunch, could sense something unjust was afoot with the prosecution's heavy use of jailhouse informant testimony. Maloney's two-part story won the Missouri Bar Association's annual "Excellence in Legal Journalism" award in 1997 and is reprinted on the following pages.

Firefighters Case: Part I
Railroaded, Firefighters Case: Part II

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