Governor Ron DeSantis ; Not execution for James Dailey, a full clemency hearing.

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  • USA ; Florida -
  • Death Penalty.
  • Death row prisoner : James Dailey.
  • Born: June 11th , 1946.
  • 33,5 years on the death row, Florida ( August 10, 1987)
  • Innocence.
  • James Dailey has spent more than 33 years  on death row for a murder he did not commit. 
  • Not Execution for James Dailey and a full clemency hearing.
  • James Dailey is an innocent man on the death row in Florida. In 1985, he is accused of having killed Shelly Boggio, 14 years old, with Jack Pearcy ( Pinellas County, Florida).
  • James Dailey and Jack Pearcy were co-tenants in 1985, with Pearcy's girlfriend.
    Jack Pearcy involved James Dailey.
  • James Dailey and Jack Pearcy were convicted of Boggio’s murder in separate trials. 
  • Co-defendant.
    Jack Pearcy,  65-years-old, life sentence.
  • James Dailey, 74-years-old, death penalty.
  • Jack Pearcy confessed to having committed the crime alone.

     

  • Prior to trial, Pearcy failed a polygraph and asked police to see a priest.

    Jack Pearcy has confessed to murdering the victim in a signed affidavit.

    Dailey’s co-defendant, Jack Pearcy, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Boggio and was Dailey’s housemate at the time of the murder, signed a declaration last December stating that he alone killed Shelly.

    “James Dailey had nothing to do with the murder of Shelly Boggio,” the declaration said. “I committed the crime alone. James Dailey was back at the house when I drove Shelly Boggio to the place where I ultimately killed her.”

    But Pearcy refused to testify to this at a hearing on March 10, 2020 instead insisting he was innocent.

    ·While in the county jail awaiting trial, Jack Pearcy told fellow inmate Travis Smith that he was Dailey’s co-defendant but “Pearcy committed the crime himself . . . [this] was his charge and his charge alone.”

    Later, at Union Correctional Institution between 1992 and 1996, Pearcy told fellow inmate Juan Banda that “Mr. Dailey was innocent of the crime that he was sentenced to death row for.”

  • Pearcy reiterated his guilt and Dailey’s innocence to Juan Banda in a third confession at Jackson Correctional Institution in 2007. 

  • Police reports from May 1985 reveal that Mr. Pearcy left his residence with the victim shortly before the crime and Mr. Dailey was not with them; Pearcy then returned home alone. This police report was wrongfully withheld from Mr. Dailey’s trial attorneys.    

    · Deposition testimony from June 1986 shows that Mr. Pearcy was seen alone, with the victim, near the crime scene, around the time the victim was killed.

  • Jack Pearcy has an extensive history of violence, particularly against women. Pearcy’s Kansas criminal court file includes arrests for battery, terroristic threats, rape and assault. Pearcy was also indicted in still another capital case, a murder-for-hire in Missouri.
  • James Dailey was implicated by Paul Skalnik, a lying jailhouse snitch, a child-sex offenser, con man and notorious " jailhouse snitch".
  • the time Dailey was booked for Boggio’s murder, Skalnik was in Pinellas County Jail, the county where Boggio was murdered, on grand theft charges. Skalnik alleges Dailey first asked him for legal advice and then confided in him about the murder. It was a pattern that became a hallmark of how Skalnik claimed he received information, according to The New York Times/ProPublica.
  • Skalnik testified that Dailey confessed as Skalnik was passing by his cell on the way to recreation. "That Mr. Pearcy had actually held the young girl under," Skalnik testified. "Under, I did not know what 'under' was but he said the young girl kept staring at him, screaming and would not die. And he stabbed her and threw the knife away."

    Dailey insists he never confessed to Skalnik.

  • Just five DAYS after James Dailey was sentenced to death, Paul Skalnik was released..

  • Paul Skalnik has a decadeslong criminal record and may be one of the most prolific jailhouse informants in U.S. history. The state of Florida is planning to execute a man ( James Dailey) based largely on his word.

  • No physical evidence tied Mr. Dailey to the murder

  • The prosecutor conceded as much in closing argument, noting that there was no “physical evidence,” “no fingerprints,” and “no hair or fibers.”
  • FBI forensic experts determined that the hair found in the victim’s hand did not match Mr. Dailey.
  • No eyewitnesses placed Mr. Dailey at site of the victim’s death.

  • The State bolstered its circumstantial case by using unreliable and uncorroborated snitch testimony to convict Mr. Dailey even though there is evidence that law enforcement pressured witnesses to come forward and showed them newspaper articles detailing facts about the crime in an effort to induce testimony, and the jailhouse informants were then given substantial leniency in their own criminal cases.
    The detectives went so far as to use a known con man and child sexual offender who had a pending child sexual assault case dismissed by prosecutors over the course of his cooperation, and who was released without bond following his testimony against Mr. Dailey, where after he continued to commit sexual crimes against children.
  • The prosecutor at Mr. Dailey’s trial has since stated that she believes the snitch would not give truthful testimony.
    The State even failed to correct his blatantly false testimony at Mr. Dailey’s original trial.
  • James Dailey is on the death row and may be executed...

    He say's he's never spoken to Paul Skalnik in his life.

  • A new trial was refused to James Dailey.
  • James Dailey currently has an appeal pending with the US Supreme Court, for a new trial.
  • Last date of execution for James : November 7, 2019.
  • James Dailey was scheduled to be executed in Florida on Nov. 7, 2019. He was granted a stay to explore his claims of innocence, however on December 11th, US District Court judge William Jung ruled that the state's case against Daley was "not strong, but it was sufficient."
  • James Dailey is a lifelong Catholic and a Veteran who proudly served his country during three tours in Vietnam and tour in Korea.  
  • Mr. Dailey has no prior record of violence against women. Instead, there are numerous documented incidents of his defending young, vulnerable women from acts of violence, including one incident in which Dailey was stabbed eleven times and almost died after he had stepped in to defend a young woman from her violent, angry boyfriend
  • Since his 1987 conviction, James Dailey, a 74-year-old Vietnam War veteran, has maintained his innocence.
  • James Dailey, 74 and a Vietnam veteran, has consistently maintained his innocence.
  • I'm not afraid to die," Dailey told ABC News in an exclusive interview from death row. "What I'm afraid of is spending the rest of my life in prison for a crime I didn't commit, not being able to clear my name for my kids and my grandkids and my great-grandkids". ( January 9, 2020)
  • Paul Skalnik, a convicted con man whose testimony sent four people to death row, died of natural causes in March, 2020, following a lengthy stay in a nursing home in Corsicana in Texas.
  • ABC News tracked down Skalnik in a nursing home, in Corsicana, Texas, in January 2020.

    He agreed that he helped put Dailey on death row. When asked if he lied on the stand, as Dailey alleged, Skalnik said, simply, “there’s a time and a place to talk.”Did he have any regrets? “Not to my knowledge,” Skalnik  Said ( January 9, 2020)

  • Jack Pearcy is currently incarcerated at the Sunter Correctional Institution in Rushnell, Florida...Serving out his life sentence.
  • James Dailey has spent more than 33 years on death row for a murder he did not commit. 
  • Attika
  • UPDATE  : October 5, 2020.