When Shawn Armbrust began investigating wrongful convictions in Maryland, she kept hearing the same questions whenever she asked for a case file. Who are you? Where is Michele? Michele, of course, was the attorney Michele Nethercott, the singular force behind the Innocence Project at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She worked tirelessly on a shoestring budget with a staff that peaked around three to identify and set free innocent men behind bars.
With 12 men exonerated and a handful of new trials granted, the force behind Maryland’s Innocence Project hangs it up
June 1, 2021