Article has no nextliveshere tags assigned

Article has no topics tags assigned

Article has no colleges tags assigned

Article has no audiences tags assigned

Article has no units tags assigned

Contacts are empty

These messages will display in edit mode only.

Cleveland Scene: Man freed by UC OIP waits for new trial

Isaiah Washington, who walked free in May with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law after serving nearly 46 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, continues to await his day in court. The Cleveland Scene reports that the Eighth District Court of Appeals denied Cuyahoga County’s motion to seek an appeal of the order granting Andrews a new trial.

Andrews, now 82, was convicted in 1975 of the murder of his newlywed wife, Regina Andrews. He walked free on May 6 after a team of UC faculty, attorneys and students discovered evidence that strongly implicated another man committed the murder, but that evidence had been unlawfully suppressed from Andrews’ defense for 45 years.

A judge granted Andrews’ request for a new trial, which prosecutors oppose. A new trial date has not yet been set. Andrews is currently on house arrest and GPS monitoring. His OIP attorneys have filed a motion to have those restrictions lifted in advance of a new trial. The judge in his case has not yet ruled on that motion.

Read the full story here.

Featured image at top: Brian Howe and Isaiah Andrews after Andrews' release on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Photo provided by Mark Godsey

Related Stories

UC appoints scholar to Islamic Studies visiting assistant...

October 26, 2020

By Rebecca Schweitzer Islamic scholar and author Muhammad Faruque has been appointed as visiting assistant professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences. The Inavat and Ishrat Malik Professorship endowed chair is intended to foster a greater relationship between UC and Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Additionally, it is hoped that this position will build relationships with local interfaith and cultural groups, says Thérèse Migraine-George, head of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures at A&S and search committee lead. According to Migraine-George, Faruque is ideal for the position due to his international renown in the field of Islamic Studies. “We were looking for someone who is thoroughly knowledgeable in the Islamic intellectual tradition and in Qur’anic Studies and with a strong scholarly record, but also with a record in community engagement and an interdisciplinary background,” says Migraine-George. “Faruque fits all these criteria and brings outstanding experience and expertise to UC. “He earned his PhD in Islamic Studies from Berkeley and his groundbreaking book ‘Sculpting the Self: Islam, Selfhood and Human Flourishing’ will be published by the University of Michigan Press in 2021.”

Debug Query for this