Help Free an Innocent Mom - Courtney Bisbee!
  • Petitioning Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne

This petition will be delivered to:

Arizona Attorney General
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne
MCAO Public Information Officer
Jerry Cobb
Maricopa County Attorney
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery
Arizona Governor
President of the United States
Gov. Janice Brewer

Help Free an Innocent Mom - Courtney Bisbee!

    1. Camille Tilley
    2. Petition by

      Camille Tilley

      Goodyear, AZ

Nik Valles, (prosecution's star witness) and older brother of accuser: "Courtney Bisbee was wrongfully convicted in 2006 and is now serving an 11 year sentence with no chance of early release or parole for an alleged "touching" incident (no sexual intercourse) in a room full of teenagers. Aside from passing a polygraph test and evidence showing her actual innocence of a crime that never happened, I have another reason for knowing she is innocent: I was the prosecution's star witness in Courtney's trial and I've since recanted my testimony because the truth needs to be told. 

My mother Janette Sloan concocted a story about my brother Jonathan and Courtney Bisbee engaging in a touching incident and pressured and coerced my brother and I into testifying against Ms. Bisbee at trial.  Other witnesses that were friends of ours also lied. 

During the trial, I was the prosecution's "star" witness. But after turning 18, I no longer feared my mother and officially recanted my testimony in a sworn affadavit, admitting that it was all a lie made up by my mom, Janette, for financial gain.  A friend and sometimes girlfriend of Jonathan also came forward to say that Jon told her it was a lie made up so his mother could sue Ms. Bisbee and the Paradise Valley School District, which is located in one of the wealthiest areas of Arizona.  Two other witnesses, acquaintances of Jon who did not know Ms. Bisbee, have also come forward saying they know that Courtney didn't do anything wrong that day.  

Courtney Bisbee's parents have already spent their life savings, sold 2 homes, and are using their retirement to free her. I can no longer sit by and watch this innocent woman spend any more time in prison for a crime she didn't commit. She should be freed and reunited with her family."    

Please sign this petition. 

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Courtney's family needs funds to cover mounting legal fees. Please make a donation here

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 40,000 signatures
    2. Please Donate to the Courtney Bisbee Defense Fund

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      By signing this petition you've helped bring more attention than ever to Courtney's case. We're closer than we've ever been before to setting her free. Courtney's parents have now spent their retirement savings and sold their homes to pay the ongoing legal fees - they need help to take legal action at the federal level.

      If all of you could donate just $1 or $5, that would be an immense help to the Tilley family who have lost everything trying to bring their innocent daughter home.

      Please consider making a donation at the paypal link below:

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    3. Fax County Attorney Montgomery and demand action in Courtney's case.

      Gene and Nik Valles
      Petition Organizer

      Fax: 602 506-8102 County Attorney Montgomery

    4. Article appears on KPHO website in Phoenix.

      Gene and Nik Valles
      Petition Organizer

      Please put comments in on the article so they give more attention to this story.

    5. Reached 30,000 signatures
    6. Can anyone help? This note is from Courtney's mom.

      Dawn Kirkpatrick
      Petition Organizer

      Courtney's case has moved into the Federal Courts, Writ of Habeas in the U. S. District Court of Arizona, April, 2013. Her legal team is Fahringer and Dubno, New York City, NY.

    7. Moving to the Federal Courts

      Dawn Kirkpatrick
      Petition Organizer

      Courtney has exhausted the Arizona's courts where she never got a hearing on her New Evidence-proof of innocence, recantations, depositions, affidavits and renown experts' reports. Why hasn't her new evidence ever been heard in an Arizona Court?

    8. Reached 2,500 signatures
    9. Dawn Kirkpatrick
      Petition Organizer

      It is a good day. Judge Michael Gordon has given his verdict in the Arizona family court to allow Courtney's parents to have visitation rights to their granddaughter. The first visit will be in September.

    10. Reached 1 signatures
    11. Dawn Kirkpatrick
      Petition Organizer

      Courtney Bisbee was convicted and sentenced under the former Arizona County Attorney Andrew Thomas, Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander reign of terror. She was one of among 200,000 of their convictions since Jan. 2005. Now how do we undo the damage they've done?

      (former Maricopa County Attorney) Andrew Thomas' Hitwoman Lisa Aubuchon Shot Down on Appeal of Dismissal - Phoenix News - Feathered Bastard

      The Ruling against Aubuchon

    12. Dawn Kirkpatrick
      Petition Organizer

      From Courtney's Mom, Camille Tilley:

      Re: Courtney and Taylor Lee - Family Court Hearing April 5, 1:30 NorthEast Regional courthouse

      The last and final Family Court Hearing will be April 05, Tuesday 1:30 (3 hours). NorthEast Regional Court, Judge Michael Gordon's courtroom.

      Both Grandparents' and Courtney's reunification with Taylor Lee will be determined. We hope to see you there, it would mean so much to Courtney and our family. One day Taylor Lee will know, we never gave up trying to be with her again. She was NEVER abandoned and needs to know that. Instead she was a wanted and beloved first child and our first grandchild. She has missed so much.

      No child should have to be deprived of her mother and grandparents, uncle, aunts and cousins. We have not seen or heard anything about her -- no contact since 2005 when she was five -- no photos, no response to our cards or gifts. Taylor Lee is now 11 years old and has a right to be reunited with her maternal family, which she never should have been alienated from. Thank you for your ongoing support through this long journey. One that no child and family should have to endure.

      Tom and Camille Tilley

      Supporters Fight to Get Courtney Bisbee a New Trial | News

    13. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Check out the Free Courtney website:

    14. Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      Courtney's mother, Camille Tilley, tells that just this week she submitted a petition before the Arizona Supreme Court requesting they examine her daughter's case and grant her a new trial.

    15. Reached 1 signatures
    16. Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      While Maricopa County officials have ignored the pleas of her friends, family and supporters, Courtney's attorney has filed an appeal that claims there was prosecutorial misconduct during her trial that could be taken up by the Arizona Supreme Court in a matter of weeks.

    17. Reached 500 signatures
    18. Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      Camille Tilley, the mother of Courtney Bisbee, say she's thankful for all the support her daughter has received from members.

      "This is amazing what you have done for Courtney, her daughter and our family and those supporters who have wondered why after 7 years the lid has been slammed on Courtney's case."

    19. Reached 250 signatures
    20. Supporters Fight to Get Courtney Bisbee a New Trial

      Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      There was no physical evidence linking Courtney Bisbee to a crime, just the incomplete and inconsistent testimony of child witnesses who claimed they saw her engage in inappropriate touching with a 13 year old boy. And it was based on that testimony...

    21. Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      Courtney's parents have setup a website where you can learn more about her case and donate to her legal defense fund. Check it out:

    22. Reached 100 signatures
    23. Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      Check out this 2008 article on how the case against Courtney Bisbee unraveled, but disgraced former Maricopa County Prosecutor Andrew Thomas prevented her from proving her innocence:

    24. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Denney Conley REDDING, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      What the heck.

    • julian smith JAX, FL
      • about 1 month ago

      prosecutors never want cases overturned.

    • Steven Harris RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
      • 2 months ago

      Hey, DA. Your witness is busted and that was all you had. It was a pretty unlikely crime anyway, don't you think?

    • Roslyn Millius BEAVERTON, OR
      • 3 months ago

      When so many people come forward and say "I lied" the poor woman needs to be let go and the case thrown out. the real criminal is Janette for ruining someone's life for money.

    • Sherry Hillman DECATUR, GA
      • 3 months ago

      Because this woman should free with all the new evidence.


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