U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon: To expose interesting/ignored evidence to the Judge and garner a Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict (JNOV) or new trial.
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On August 16, 2013, an extreme miscarriage of justice occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana: Cyrus Casby was re-tried and convicted in Federal Court for charges related to the 2004 murder of the Carto family: ”arson affecting interstate commerce.”
In previous relation to the Carto case, on November 10, 2004, Cyrus Casby was arrested and charged with four counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder.
After being imprisoned for four years and awaiting trial, on May 31, 2008, a Jefferson Parish jury deliberated for less than two hours and rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY. Cyrus Casby was acquitted of ALL charges. He was finally free and looking to put his life back in order.
Meanwhile after his exoneration and thereby utilizing a rarely used maneuver, the Federal Government decided to retry Cyrus for the same case – not for murder but for “arson affecting interstate commerce”. On June 14, 2011, ATF agents arrested Cyrus Casby. In 2013, he stood trial for the same crime and to our dismay, the jury returned with a verdict of GUILTY, after having deliberated for nearly nine hours.
Although at first glance this scenario seems as double jeopardy, Judge Fallon ruled, a “…second prosecution does not violate Casby’s double jeopardy rights, because the state and federal governments are distinctly different entities.”
Until this horrible twist of events, Cyrus Casby had never had any trouble with the law. He is currently waiting the sentencing phase of his unfortunate conviction, which is scheduled for early February 2014.
Please sign this petition and view the evidence yourself at www.cyruscasby.com. You will be introduced to DNA evidence, testimony & interrogation transcripts, crime scene photography, etc. – all which reveal the undeniable innocence of Cyrus Casby. This case was an extreme miscarriage of justice, not reasonably based upon the facts or evidence; and exhibited ample & direct support for the existence of ‘reasonable doubt’.
It is a serious danger that this miscarriage of justice has occurred -- that an innocent person has been convicted in light of so much contradictory evidence. In asking for your assistance to free an INNOCENT MAN, PLEASE HELP expose the truth!
Cyrus Casby is INNOCENT.
Please visit our website at, www.cyruscasby.com
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