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One more for the arson-that-wasn’t files

Meet Alfredo Guardiola, currently serving a 40-year sentence for arson-related murders that were almost certainly deaths that resulted from an accidental fire. His case has another chestnut in it, the coerced confession. It’s story number three in a series by the Observer (here are parts one and two), and it doesn’t get any less depressing to read. But read you must, because we need to know what we’ve been doing in the name of justice, especially when it’s still possible to do something about it.

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