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Petitioning Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin

Pardon/free an innocent man- Joe Lavigne & reopen our daughter's rape case!

He is innocent.


He is the ONLY man I can Know is innocent as I was sleeping with my head on his [warm] shoulder, my arm across his chest, and my leg across one of his legs. I woke Him up when I heard the noise of our five year old daughter crawling back into our house from the snowdrift outside across the street that she was raped on.

She has said that she is 100 percent sure her father was not the rapist but the wouldn't let her testify to that! He has been in jail for more then 16 years because the police wanted a quick arrest. II had to get a court order for them to look for her night cloths because after 15 minutes the officer in charge said " We don't need any evidence, we KNOW your husband did it. [We did things like D&D and medieval reenactment so we were easy targets. They even "lost" more then half the rape kit!

Last year, a judge set him free saying that the first trial was a travesty of justice! But the prosecutor appealed the ruling and got Joe sent back to jail without hope of trial.

Now- just last week- the US Supreme court has refused to hear his case. He can't get paroled unless he lies and says he did it which means he has more then 40 more years to serve. And that some monster is still out there un-looked for!

Please, please help!

And if you can think of any ideas of what we could do now contact me at jamieandjoe@hotmail.com.

Letter to
Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin
Pardon/free an innocent man- Joe LavigneJr & reopen our daughter's rape case! Don't allow the real child rapist to contine to be free while the man who COULD not have done it continues to rot in your jail!
Please free him!