Exonerate Grover Thompson
  • Petitioned Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

Exonerate Grover Thompson

    1. Nicole LaForte
    2. Petition by

      Nicole LaForte

      Carbondale, IL

Grover Thompson was convicted of the 1981 stabbing of an elderly Mt. Vernon, Illinois woman through faulty eyewitness identification. He died in prison wrongfully convicted of this crime. In 2008, serial killer Timothy Krajcir confessed to the crime, and additional evidence proves that Krajcir was the actual perpetrator. Grover Thompson is an innocent man who died in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He had the remaining years of his life taken away from him. Though he has passed, it is important that we acknowledge that an innocent man was wrongfully convicted, and examine the reasons why this happened so that it doesn't happen again. Governor Quinn, we ask that you bring justice to Grover Thompson and his family by granting his petition for executive clemency and awarding Mr. Thompson a posthumous pardon on the basis of actual innocence.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rhonda Maddux HUNTINGTON, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      Obviously this man was wrongly convicted, and he and his family deserves to have him exonerated. It speaks poorly if the prosecutor and the law enforcement of this county if they cannot in good faith correct this inhumane and ungodly wrong, and with much apologizing and with an offering to the family of some type of reparation.

    • Angela Mansfield KINCAID, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      Eyewitness testimony is the most unreliable and weakest testimony there is. Mr.Thompson should not have been put in a one man line-up, and that evidence should not have been allowed and mistrial declared.

    • stephanie plumb BELLE RIVE, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      An innocent man died in prison .

    • Emily De Yoe CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      I have spent the last five years working with wrongfully convicted men and women and I know how hard a fight it is to make even the smallest amount of progress.

    • carla boaen CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      trying to exonerate my sons father, innocent and already spent 14 yrs over wrongfull testimony and no evidence


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