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The Alford Plea’s Most Famous Cases—and What the Plea Really Means

Popularized by The Staircase, is the Alford Plea a true admission of guilt, or something else? 

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What is the Alford Plea?

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Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson, the Staircase
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West Memphis Three

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