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Petitioning Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

Exonerate Grover Thompson

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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