Reasonable Doubts

Reasonable Doubts

How a videotape gap, a frazzled defense and alleged pressure on witnesses may have tainted the trial of Darrell Jones, a man who has spent 30 years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit.

Judge grants hearing on motion to reverse murder conviction

A Massachusetts judge granted a hearing to examine whether police tampered with evidence in the case of Darrell Jones, convicted three decades ago for...

Judge weighs request to reexamine key video evidence in Darrell Jones...

Attorneys for Jones say tape instrumental in his conviction was edited by police to possibly remove exculpatory statements.

State opposes Darrell Jones’ motion for new trial

Prosecutors dismissed efforts to re-open the 30-year-old murder conviction of Darrell Jones as a “fishing expedition.”

Darrell Jones granted hearing in bid to overturn murder conviction

A judge has scheduled a hearing in the case of Darrell Jones, whose murder conviction was the subject of a story by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and WBUR public radio in January.

Read key Darrell Jones documents

Tracing the case of Darrell Jones required scouring hundreds of records spanning 30 years. Explore key documents for yourself.

How we investigated the case of Darrell Jones

When a convicted murderer contacted NECIR reporter Jenifer McKim more than a year ago, she began gathering sources and recruiting fellow investigators to review his case.

Live chat: Reasonable doubts and potential wrongful convictions

Join us for a live chat on Wednesday, January 13th at 2pm. Our panel consists of reporters from NECIR and WBUR, as well as legal experts working to overturn potential wrongful convictions.

Reasonable doubts

More than 300 exonerations based on DNA evidence have shown how often the U.S. justice system sends innocent people to jail. They have also inspired a new wave of cases that allege police misconduct, unreliable eyewitnesses, and incompetent defense. In this collaboration with WBUR, we investigate the case of Darrell Jones, who's served 30 years for a murder he says he didn't commit.