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2015:

Richard Lapointe Released on Bail By Tucker Ives • Apr 10, 2015 • WNPR http://wnpr.org/post/richard-lapointe-released-bail

Group Behind Lapointe Release Has Long History By Edmund H. Mahony / Hartford Courant Apr 10, 2015 http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-centurion-lapointe-0411-20150410-story.html

Forum: Who killed Bernice Martin? Treat 1987 slaying as cold case By David R. Cameron / New Haven Register 04/03/15 http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/20150403/forum-who-killed-bernice-martin-treat-1987-slaying-as-cold-case

Forum: Will 2015 bring a new Connecticut trial for Richard Lapointe? By David R. Cameron / New Haven Register January 3, 2015 http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/20150103/forum-will-2015-bring-a-new-connecticut-trial-for-richard-lapointe

2014:

David R. Cameron: Why Connecticut needs a conviction integrity unit By David R. Cameron / New Haven Register 06/19/14 http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/20140619/david-r-cameron-why-connecticut-needs-a-conviction-integrity-unit

2013:

At Supreme Court, Lapointe Gets Another Hearing By MATTHEW KAUFFMAN, mkauffman@courant.comThe Hartford Courant 4:25 p.m. EDT, September 17, 2013 http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-lapointe-supreme-court-0918-20130917,0,1349701.story

2012:

FORUM: 1987 murder case deserves another look By David R. Cameron / New Haven Register October 23, 2012 http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20121023/forum-1987-murder-case-deserves-another-look

New trial in now notorious ‘false confession’ case By David R. Cameron / New Haven Register October 18, 2012 http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20121018/new-trial-in-now-notorious-false-confession-case-2

New Trial Ordered For Lapointe; Court Says State Wrongly Withheld Evidence By EDMUND H. MAHONY, emahony@courant.com The Hartford Courant 12:44 p.m. EDT, October 1, 2012 http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-lapointe-new-trial-20121001,0,7578147.story

2011:

Central Park Five, Lapointe: Confessions Don’t Mean They Did It by Tom Condon July 31, 2011 Hartford Courant http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-op-condon-lapointe-central-park-fi20110731,0,7172183.column or click here.

The Wrong Man: Richard Lapointe Confessed to Murder 20 Years Ago, But the Evidence Says He Could Be Innocent Connecticut’s most notorious case of false confession By David R. Cameron June 14, 2011 New Haven Advocate http://www.newhavenadvocate.com/news/nh-the-wrong-man-richard-lapointe-confessed-to-murder-20-years-ago-but-the-evidence-says-otherwise-20110614,0,1480896.story

Lapointe’s Raw Deal: ‘A Perversion Of Justice’ April 24, 2011 By DONALD S. CONNERY, The Hartford Courant
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Lapointes_Raw_Deal_A_Perversion_Of_Justice.pdf

Courant.com. At Least Investigate Other Suspect In Lapointe Case Lapointe Case With DNA findings, state should revisit an earlier suspect April 19, 2011 Editorial http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Lapointes_Raw_Deal_A_Perversion_Of_Justice.pdf

A Spectacularly Shallow Decision In Lapointe Case Judge Says No To Bid For New Trial On 1992 Murder Conviction by Rick Green / Courant.com April 17, 2011 http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/A_Spectacularly_Shallow_Decision_In_Lapointe_Case.pdf

Man Loses Another Round In Long Appeal Of Murder Conviction Judge Decides Not To Give Richard Lapointe A New Trial By MATTHEW KAUFFMAN, mkauffman@courant.com The Hartford Courant April 16, 2011 http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Man_Loses_Another_Round_In_Long_Appeal_Of_Murder_Conviction.pdf

FROM THE BLOGS Recordings Needed When Police Question Suspects Failure To Tape Interrogation In Lapointe Case Holds A Lesson For State Rick Green published March 10, 2011 http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Recordings_Needed_When_Police_Question_Suspects.pdf

2010:

Who Really Killed Mrs. Bernice Martin? Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq published on January 21, 2010 http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/who-really-killed-mrs-bernice-martin

Lapointe Deserves A New Trial The Hartford Courant by Rick Green published February 9, 2010 www.courant.com/news/opinion/courant-columnists/hc-green_lapointe_0209.artfeb09,0,607146.column

Rick Green on Richard Lapointe Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq published on February 10, 2010 http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/rick-green-on-richard-lapointe

Update: Hartford Courant Columnist Says it’s Time Richard Lapointe Gets a New Trial Hydrocephalus and me Blog by Stephen Drake http://hydrocephalusandme.blogspot.com/2010/02/update-hartford-courant-columnist-says.html

Richard Lapointe, Convicted In 1987 Murder In Manchester, Gets Another Day In Court by Rick Green, published on April 30, 2010 Hartford Courant
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/murder-in-manchester/

A new trial for Lapointe Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/unsolvedhomicides/a-new-trial-for-lapointe published April 30, 2010

For Wrongly Convicted LaPointe, A Last Chance For Justice New Trial For LaPointe Would Show Innocence By DONALD S. CONNERY Published May 2, 2010, Hartford Courant
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/new-trial-for-lapointe-would-show-innocence/

Retired Cop Thinks Lapointe is Innocent Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/retired-cop-thinks-lapointe-is-innocent published May 2, 2010

Lapointe’s Bid For New Trial Begins In Rockville Courtroom May 04, 2010 | By DAVID OWENS The Hartford Courant
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/publications-links/newspaper-articles/lapointes-bid-for-new-trial-begins-in-rockville-courtroom/

Lapointe Hearing May 3 Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/unsolvedhomicides/lapointe-hearing-may-3-2010 published May 4, 2010

Hearing Continues In Lapointe’s Bid For New Trial By DAVID OWENS Published May 6, 2010, Hartford Courant
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/lapointes-bid-for-new-trial/

Investigators Suffer Memory Loss In Lapointe Murder Case Courant.com / by Rick Green May 6, 2010
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/investigators-suffer-memory-loss-in-lapointe-murder-case/

Thank you and bravo to Rick Green at http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/ who keeps writing and blogging about Richard Lapointe!

Lapointe Hearing May 5 Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/unsolvedhomicides/lapointe-hearing-may-5-2010 published May 6, 2010

Lapointe Case A Terrible Travesty Blog by Rick Green May 7, 2010
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/lapointe-case-a-terrible-travesty/

Lapointe attorneys seek new trial in killing Associated Press Courant.com May 7, 2010 http://www.friendsofrichardlapointe.com/Lapointe_attorneys_seek_new_trial_in­_killing.htm

Lapointe’s Ex-Wife Testifies At Hearing For New Trial By DAVID OWENS The Hartford Courant May 7, 2010
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/lapointes-ex-wife-testifies-at-hearing-for-new-trial/

Lapointe Hearing May 6 Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/unsolvedhomicides/lapointe-hearing-may-6-2010 published May 7, 2010

21-year-old recording could be key in Lapointe case By Robert D. Muirhead Journal Inquirer Published: Saturday, May 8, 2010
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/publications-links/newspaper-articles/21-year-old-recording-could-be-key-in-lapointe-case/

Lapointe Lawyers Focus On Manchester Detective’s Interview Tactics By EDMUND H. MAHONY The Hartford Courant May 8, 2010
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/publications-links/newspaper-articles/lapointe-lawyers-focus-on-manchester-detectives-interview-tactics/

Lapointe hearing May 7, 2010 Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/lapointe-hearing-may-7-2010 Published May 8, 2010 YOUR VIEW: DAVID R. CAMERON.

Lapointe Hearing Is A Step Toward Unraveling Murder Courant.com May 18, 2010
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/publications-links/newspaper-articles/lapointe-hearing-is-a-step-toward-unraveling-murder/

Criminal injustice: the Richard Lapointe case By David R. Cameron Published: Monday, June 7, 2010 Journal Inquirer
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/newspaper-articles/criminal-injustice-the-richard-lapointe-case/

Manchester Journal Inquirer, July 5, 2010 Why Richard Lapointe deserves a new trial David R. Cameron
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/newspaper-articles/why-richard-lapointe-deserves-a-new-trial/

July 6: Lapointe’s Habeus hearing Continues! Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/july-6-lapointes-habeas-hearing-continues published July 5, 2010

Rockville Court Drama: Could Richard Lapointe Have Raped and Murdered Bernice Martin In Just 20 Minutes? Blog by Rick Green July 6, 2010

Lapointe’s Bid For New Trial Resumes by Hilda Muñoz July 6, 2010 courant.com http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/newspaper-articles/lapointes-bid-for-new-trial

Ex-Detective Testifies About Convicted Killer’s Confession July 6, 2010 BY HILDA MUÑOZ http://www.friendsofrichardlapointe.com/Ex-Detective_Testifies_About_Convicted_Killer’s_Confession.htm Courant.com

Testimony Reviews Lawyers’ Handling Of Lapointe’s Case In 1992 July 7, 2010 BY HILDA MUÑOZ
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/publications-links/newspaper-articles/lawyers-handling-of-lapointes-case/

Original Lawyer Testifies in Lapointe’s Bid For A New Trial by Rick Green published July 7, 2010 http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/lapointe-loses-bid-for-new-trial/

Lapointe Case: Testimony Focuses On Fire, DNA Evidence July 8, 2010 BY HILDA MUÑOZ
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/testimony-focuses-on-fire-dna-evidence/

Lapointe’s Previous Lawyers Let Him Down by Rick Green published July 9, 2010 http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-green-lapointe-trial0709-20100709,0,6519101.column  http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Lapointes_Previous_Lawyers_Let_Him_Down.pdf

Lapointe hearing July 6 Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/lapointe-hearing-july-6-2010 published on July 10, 2010

Lapointe hearing July 7-8-9, 2010 Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq published on July 10, 2010 http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/lapointe-hearing-july-7-8-9-2010

Lapointe hearings to resume August 2010 Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq published July 19, 2010 http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/lapointe-hearings-to-resume-in-august-2010?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lapointe-hearings-to-resume-in-august-2010

Thank you Vidocq for blogging about Richard Lapointe! www.defrostingcoldcases.com

Manchester Journal Inquirer, Sept. 2, 2010
Why Lapointe should get new trial David R. Cameron
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/publications-links/newspaper-articles/why-lapointe-should-get-new-trial/

Lapointe hearing August 3 Blog – Defrosting Cold Cases by Vidocq published August 5, 2010 http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/forensics/lapointe-hearing-august-3-2010-2

Manchester Journal Inquirer, Nov. 16, 2010
State needs to get serious about wrongful conventions David R. Cameron http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/State-needs-to-get-serious-about-wrongful-conventions.doc

2009:

Gullibility connects con man to a wrong man By Donald S. Connery THE JOURNAL INQUIRER Manchester, Connecticut Published January 21, 2009

Appellate Court Ruling Could Yield New Murder Trial For Lapointe by Alaine Griffin The Hartford Courant published March 25, 2009

Lapointe catches a break: Appellate Court sends case back to judge by Robert D. Muirhead Journal Inquirer published March 26, 2009
http://www.journalinquirer.com/page_one/lapointe-catches-a-break-appellate-court-sends-case-back-to/article_c8402e0c-8cee-536e-9e88-50ce050a5b62.html

Taping Interrogations Is A Tool For Justice YOUR VIEW: DONALD S. CONNERY The Hartford Courant published March 27, 2009
http://articles.courant.com/2009-03-27/news/connery-tape-confessions.art_1_interrogation-false-confessions-wrongful-convictions

Justice Demands New Trial For Lapointe in 1987 Slaying The Hartford Courant Editorial published April 3, 2009 More News on Richard Lapointe ICAD – International Coalition on Abuse and Disability Posted April 3, 2009 http://icad.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/more-news-on-richard-lapointe/

Lapointe Case: The Truth About False Confessions by Rick Green The Hartford Courant published August 18, 2009 http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/2009/08/the-truth-about-false-confessi.html http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/courant-columnists/hc-lapointe-false-confession-0818aug18-column,0,2420959.column

2008:

Killers in MacDougall – Real and Unlikely By Robert Perske THE JOURNAL INQUIRER Manchester, Connecticut Published: Thursday, June 12, 2008 Courant.com

16 Years On, Lapointe Friends Won’t Give Up by Rick Green published October 4, 2008 http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/16_Years_On_Lapointe_Friends_Wont_Give_Up.doc

2007:

Supporters See Innocent Man Serving Life. NY Times article by Peter Applebome. Published July 15, 2007: http://truthinjustice.org/lapointe.htm Testimony begins in Lapointe’s second bid for a new trial in 1987 rape-murder of former wife’s grandmother in Manchester. By Lee Sawyer, Journal Inquirer. July 17, 2007

Lapointe’s Former Public Defenders Admit Overlooking Evidence. By Lee Sawyer, Journal Inquirer. July 18, 2007

EX-WIFE STANDS BY LAPOINTE’S ALIBI. By: Lee Sawyer, Journal Inquirer. July 19, 2007 Exhibit A For Taping. July 20, 2007 Hartford Courant.

A chance to do justice. By: Lee Sawyer, Journal Inquirer. July 24, 2007. Judge Terms Lapointe’s Petition A Waste Of Court’s Time. Article by Melissa Bruen, Hartford Courant Staff Writer. August 3, 2007: http://truthinjustice.org/lapointe2.htm

Murderer of Manchester grandmother denied new trial: Judge says Lapointe’s lawyers failed to provide evidence to support claims. By: Lee Sawyer, Journal Inquirer. August 3, 2007.

Dismissive Judge Lets Injustice Stand – editorial by The Hartford Courant, by Donald Connery. August 13, 2007

A MERE CONTRIVANCE? A Response to Chris Powell’s Article, “Connecticut’s Weird Priorities; and Goodbye Lapointe” (08/04/07). By Kate Germond, An Investigator With Centurion Ministries. Journal Inquirer. August 13, 2007

Our Towns. New Chapters in Summer’s Tales, From Paris to New Jersey. By Peter Applebome. Published: September 9, 2007, New York Times. http://select.nytimes.com/2007/09/09/nyregion/09towns.html?ex=1189742400&en=6ba8566271d6f96d&ei=5121&emc=eta1

2004:

NPR – All Things Considered, June 26, 2004. Defending the Mentally Disabled. Story on Richard Lapointe and radio broadcast. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1978705

Reasonable Doubt by Tom Condon: Northeast Magazine, Hartford Courant, 2/21/94 http://normemma.com/advocacy/rlapoint.htm

2002:

Lapointe Loses Appeal Of Murder Conviction Courant.com Associated Press January 17, 2002 http://www.friendsofrichardlapointe.com/Lapointe_Loses_Appeal_Of_Murder_Conviction_1-17-02.htm

Lawyers Seek New Trial For Lapointe By DIANE STRUZZI The Hartford Courant August 6, 2002

2001:

2000:
Detective’s Notebook Might Help Lapointe’s Case By THOMAS D. WILLIAMS The Hartford Courant February 24, 2000
http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/detectives-notebook-might-help-lapointes-case/

Judge Rejects Manchester Man’s Arguments That New Evidence Proved He Could Not Have Raped And Killed His Wife’s 88-Year-Old Grandmother By ERIC RICH The Hartford Courant September 7, 2000

Fighting For Another’s Vindication: Work In Mental Health Field Led Him To Manchester Man’s Controversial Murder Case By AMY ASH NIXON The Hartford Courant October 16, 2000  http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/fighting-for-anothers-vindication/

1997: LookSmart’s FindArticles – Unequal justice: preserving the rights of the mentally retarded in the criminal justice system. Humanist, Nov-Dec, 1997, by Fred Pelka. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1374/is_n6_v57/ai_19989934

1996

Gloves still a mystery in Martin case. By Alex Wood. Published by the Journal Inquirer on 1-1-96. http://www.friendsofrichardlapointe.com/Gloves Stain raises numerous possibilities in Martin case. By Alex Wood. Published by the Journal Inquirer on 1-2-96. WARNING: This article contains explicit content that some readers might find disturbing. http://www.friendsofrichardlapointe.com/Stain

1995:

Journal Inquirer 5 part series “Tainted Justice” By Alex Wood, published from Monday, January 9 through January 13, 1995. This 5 part series is an extensive analysis of the Richard Lapointe murder case.

1992: Richard Lapointe Trial: 1992 – A Disputed Confession http://friendsofrichardlapointe.com/a-disputed-confession/