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John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981 may be accused killer of family

John Doe buried in Alabama in 1981 may be accused killer of family

SCOTTSBORO, Ala., Oct. 9 (UPI) --The body of a man killed by a hit-and-run driver in 1981 in Alabama was exhumed Thursday to determine if he is suspected family-killer Walter Bradford Bishop.
Frances Burns
Special prosecutor: Wisconsin Gov. Walker was not a target of investigation

Special prosecutor: Wisconsin Gov. Walker was not a target of investigation

MADISON, Wis., June 27 (UPI) --Gov. Scott Walker was not a target of an investigation into possible violations of Wisconsin's campaign finance laws, the special prosecutor's lawyer said.
Frances Burns
Prosecutors charge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker conspired to evade campaign finance laws

Prosecutors charge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker conspired to evade campaign finance laws

MADISON, Wis., June 19 (UPI) --Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and two top aides conspired to evade state election laws, state prosecutors charged in court documents unsealed Thursday.
Frances Burns
Email release could prove embarrassing for Walker

Email release could prove embarrassing for Walker

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Political players in Wisconsin are eagerly awaiting the release of 27,000 emails from a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker as he eyes re-election and beyond.

Judge refuses to delay archbishop's testimony about child abuse cases

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A Minnesota judge says he has turned down a request to delay testimony by an archbishop to testify about how the church handled clergy sex abuse cases.

Judge: Archbishop must give deposition in clerical abuse lawsuit

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis must give a deposition in a clerical molestation suit, a judge says.

Walker aide's emails to be released

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Emails from a former aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be released now that she is appealing her conviction in a secretive investigation, lawyers said.

Missouri diocese, religious order settle sex abuse lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A Catholic diocese and religious order in Missouri settled a lawsuit alleging a priest sexually abused a teenage boy in the 1970s, the victim's lawyer said.

Former Missouri correctional officer pleads guilty to murder-for-hire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A former correctional officer pleaded guilty Friday to a murder-for-hire scheme, the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City, Mo., announced.

3 arrested in torture of California pot dispensary owner

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Three more suspects have been arrested and charged with kidnapping, torture and sexual mutilation of a Southern California pot dispensary owner, police said.

Top prosecutor investigating Wisconsin recall elections

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A top Wisconsin prosecutor has been tapped to lead a sprawling probe into potential election illegalities from 2011 and 2012 recall elections, lawyers said.

Attorney sues over teens held in Michigan's adult prisons

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Michigan attorney said she's suing the state corrections department for housing minors in adult prisons, resulting in sexual assaults and harassment.

Chicago sperm bank says specimens in failed tank could be viable

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A Chicago hospital that operates a sperm bank says some of the specimens damaged in the "malfunction" of a cryopreservation tank could still be viable.

Ethiopian immigrant admits being guard accused of killing prisoners

DENVER, July 11 (UPI) -- An Ethiopian immigrant jailed in Denver admitted in a letter he is the man prosecutors believe tortured and killed prisoners in his home country in the 1970s.

Mother of sex abuse victims sues 266 defendants

BALTIMORE, May 30 (UPI) -- A Maryland woman, in a lawsuit, referred to 266 defendants as pedophiles who viewed videos of her two daughters being sexually molested, court records said.
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SLP2002041804 - ST. LOUIS, April 18 (UPI) -- Chris Dixon, a victim of priest abuse, reads a statement from a new "John Doe" that was recently abused by a priest, during a news conference to announce that a lawsuite has been filed against the Vatican, in St. Louis, on April 18, 2002. Dixon was the man who came forward to accuse Flordia Bishop Anthony O'Connell of abuse, eventually leading to the resigination of O'Connell. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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The name "John Doe" is used as a placeholder name in a legal action, case or discussion for a male party, whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld for legal reasons. The name is also used to refer to a male corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown. This practice is widely used in the United States and Canada, but is rare in other English-speaking countries (including the United Kingdom itself, from where its use in a legal context originates – see Origin below). The name Joe Bloggs is used in the U.K instead, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

John Doe is sometimes used to refer to a typical male in other contexts as well, in a similar manner as John Q. Public, Joe Public or John Smith. For example, on various forms, the first name listed is often John Doe, along with a fictional address or other fictional information, to provide an example of how to fill out the form. The name is also used frequently in popular culture, for example in the Frank Capra film Meet John Doe. John Doe was also the name of a 2002 American television series.

The female equivalent of John is Jane Doe, whilst a child or baby whose identity is unknown may be referred to as Baby Doe. A notorious murder case in Kansas City, Missouri referred to the baby victim as Precious Doe. Other unidentified female murder victims are Cali Doe and Princess Doe. Additional persons may be called James Doe, Judy Doe, etc. However, to avoid possible confusion, if two anonymous or unknown parties are cited in a specific case or action, the surnames Doe and Roe may be used simultaneously; for example, "John Doe v. Jane Roe". Other variations are John Stiles and Richard Miles, now rarely used, and Mary Major, which has been used in some American federal cases.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Doe."
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