- Lt. Gen. Joseph AndersonCommanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps
Military Justice System: Court-Martials Should be Fair and Impartial
Hello My name is Shannon L Williams,
My husband Sgt Gene N Williams was convicted of crimes he did not commit. During the trial the judge acted unfairly and unlawfully, examples are he allowed altered evidence to be submitted when the original unaltered evidence was available, He allowed the jury to hear severe uncharged misconduct, the defense council asked for a mistrial about ten times and he denied everyone of them, he made comments and gestures throughout the trial that were bias such as " I would never bring my wife to a trial like this" and " after this we are all going to need a shrink" also the judge rolled his eyes during the defenses cross and had to ask the jury to excuse it. when defense asked him to disqualify his self he refused, the judge also asked the witness a questions while she was on the stand that lead her to change her testomony so that it would be more creditable. The list goes on and on of the unlawful things that were done during this trial. I am trying to bring attention to this issue and If you cannot help me I would ask that you point me in the right direction. My husband Sgt Gene N Williams will be sitting in prison innocent and without ever have getting a fair trial. Please consider signing my petition for Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson not to rubber stamp this conviction.
It is my belief that the charges should have never been brought against Sgt Gene Williams in the first place since there is NO physical evidence.
- Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps
Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson
SGT Gene N Williams was convicted and sentenced to twenty years in prison in June of 2013. During the trial the judge acted unfairly and Biased. Examples are he allowed altered evidence to be submitted when the original unaltered evidence was available, he made comments and gestures throughout the trial that were bias such as " I would never bring my wife to a trial like this" and " after this we are all going to need a shrink". The judge in addition rolled his eyes during the defenses cross examination and this is considered a fact of my husbands case. The jury members were questioned and at least one of them remember seeing him do so. The judge also asked one of the witnesses a questions while she was on the stand that lead her to changing her testimony so that it would be more creditable. The list goes on and on of the Biased things that were done during SGT Williams trial.
Judges are required to be impartial during a trial that they are presiding over. If the judge finds that they cannot be impartial they are also required to recuse themselves. The defense found it necessary to request that the judge recuse himself as the presiding judge because of his actions but he refused.
It was SGT Gene N Williams Right to receive a fair and impartial trail, a right that he has deployed multiple times to defend and he was denied that and for those reasons we ask that you do not rubber stamp this conviction.
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