Innocence Project Client Joseph Buffey To Be Released on Bond After Serving Nearly 14 Years in Prison
Harrison County Circuit Judge Thomas A. Bedell today permitted Joseph Buffey to formally withdraw his 2002 guilty plea for a 2001 rape and robbery he has always maintained he did not commit. With the consent of the Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney, Judge Bedell then ordered Mr. Buffey released to home confinement while the lawyers work to resolve the case.
Mr. Buffey is represented by Nina Morrison and Barry Scheck, with the Innocence Project, Allan N. Karlin with Allan N. Karlin & Associates and Benjamin Bailey of Bailey Glasser's Charleston, West Virginia office.
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