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wrongfully convicted

8 petitions

Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Court of Criminal Appeals, P.O. Box 12308. Capitol Station, Austin Texas 78711, Governor of State of Texas, Greg Abbott

Wrongful conviction in state of Texas, due to evidence withheld !

My name is Robin Schoffner and I am writing on behalf of a dear friend of mine who is and has been held in the DOC in Texas, state prison system. Petition for Relief; To the 338th District Court of Harris County Texas. And to its honorable Judge. Chris Daniel, Harris County District Clerk, Judge of 338th District Court P.O. Box 4651, Houston, TX 77210-4651 Evidence has been obtained by Attorney Mackenzie Schaffer from an Open Records Request of the Prosecutor's file, that the district Attorney's office who prosecuted DeCarlos Garrett in cause no. 870048 and cause no. 886344, withheld several items of evidence that show he is actually INNOCENT. Among this evidence is a video tape of the crime that the State claimed DID NOT EXIST. And because this video tape has been recovered and litigated by Mr. Garrett in his recent filing before this court, this Petition would respectfully request that an Evidentiary hearing be held. The purpose of this Hearing is to point out that the prosecution made an intentional decision to withhold this video tape and other evidence from the defense. And since Mr. Garrett has no legal representative to ensure that his rights aren't continued to be ignored, we hope that this petition will speak on his behalf. As he also has no funds to acquire an attorney.  A hearing at this point is the least that should be done to correct this intentional act of misconduct by the prosecution. Respectively submitted Robin Schoffner, 5121 state route 227, Burdett, NY 14818 DeCarlos Garrett Michael Unit, 2664 FM 2054, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886  or he can be reached via Jpay but he must write you back in regular mail. Please if you can help, contact either of us. This is a desperate search for help and relief in a wrongful conviction we have been working together to get the facts and truth out. And now with the video tape they say DID NOT EXIST in our hands. He is searching, desperately for help, assistance of any kind is greatly appreciated. And much more information can be found at  www.freedecarlosgarrett.simplesite.com

Robin Schoffner
37 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Kim Foxx, Bruce Rauner

New trial for an innocent man

Detective Richard Zuley may be most famous for his notorious interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, but he first learned his torture techniques in the interrogation rooms of Chicago. Now, this 30-year veteran of the Chicago PD is under investigation for using illegal methods to coerce confessions that have put several possibly innocent people behind bars. One of his cases has already been overturned, and a man who spent 23 years in prison is now finally free. But while officials slowly make their way through the pages of evidence against this corrupt cop, my friend Lee Harris -- another of Zuley’s many victims -- still wastes away in prison.   My name is Robert. From 2000-2001, I shared a cell with Lee. We became good friends. Like a lot of people in prison, he would go on about how he was innocent and how he had been wrongly accused, but I never knew what to believe. However, when I received letters from the “witness” who put him away, apologizing for lying on the stand, I started digging: Lee’s conviction doesn’t add up. And now that I am on the outside, I am doing everything I can to get him a new trial so he can prove his innocence. I am asking Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to grant my friend Lee Harris a new trial, so he can prove his innocence. He shouldn’t spend one more day behind bars while the true criminal is allowed to walk free. At first, Lee collaborated with Detective Zuley to help him find the real killer in the crime he is doing time for. Facing public pressure to find the killer, they pressed Lee for information using both threats and rewards. In one instance, Zuley offered him a $20,000 reward, and in another, he threatened to stop providing protection for his family, exposing them to retaliation. When they couldn’t find the real killer, they turned on their informant and charged him with the crime. They had no murder weapon or evidence connecting Lee to the crime. Yet, even with all these legal missteps and the lack of evidence, they still threw Lee behind bars for 90 years. He remains in jail to this day for a crime I am sure he didn’t commit. And I am not the only one: Chicago attorney Jennifer Blagg, who has won many exonerations in the US, is now taking a closer look at Harris’ conviction. It’s time to grant my friend Lee Harris a new trial and let true justice be served. We cannot continue to keep this man behind bars while the real killer could be walking the streets. Please sign my petition and help me fight for justice for Lee Harris.

Robert Chattler
66,859 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Derek Schmidt, dereck schmidt

Help free Innocent boy Hunter McQueen of Linn County Kansas wrongfully incarcerated.

Hunter was falsely accused of rape by a young girl a little over a year ago. Due to this he wasn’t able to start his life. Hunter had a great job, and was getting close to start his life on his own .We pray every day for Hunter. I sat in court, and could not believe what I had witnessed. The D.A. blatantly lying to the judge, saying he was waiting on DNA evidence( that records show he had) and wanted to have court postponed. During the wait for sentencing, the DA offered Hunter a plea bargain (knowing and having in his possession the DNA results showing that the DNA did not match Hunter). He threatened Hunter, and said if he did not take the plea bargain he would push for 25 years!!! That would terrify anyone. The entire time the DA knew the dna did not match Hunter. I fully believe that this individual who accused hunter, had an encounter earlier, and when they were found out, they lied to cover their tracks and Hunter is collateral damage. The DA had no respect for the rule of law nor for truth. I pray daily that justice is served and those who violate the rule of law be held accountable. Hunter was innocent. The DNA evidence shows that. The evidence that the DA had and lied to the judge saying he had not received yet (paperwork shows he had evidence showing DNA was not Hunters) because he wanted a conviction and saw an opportunity to railroad a young man for his own gain. We are Sorry that Hunter has to go through this nightmare and pray that he comes out stronger. Storms don't last forever. Truth has a way of coming out in the light. Keep standing strong, As being Hunter's mother, I don't know some of you, and want to say thanks for showing support for my son he has had his whole life ruined and will never be the same. I just want everyone to know the fight for my sons rights is not over yet, I will continue to fight for my son. And give him the peace and life he deserves. As I have stated before for those who would like to see the proof and court documents showing my sons innocence I will show you. So for the ones who's here supporting him thank you so much. please take 5 minutes of your time to speak out and help Hunter THIS CANT KEEP HAPPENING. Hunter is just a 19 year old boy with big dream that have been taken from him. he is a high school graduated that loves wildlife hunting and fishing he is not a criminal that should be locked away PLEASE TAKE TIME TO HELP HIM.   LINN COUNTY NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO THIS IS NOT THE FIRST MISTAKE THEY HAVE MADE IN THE PAST YEAR.  

mary Hudson
623 supporters
Started 12 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. Governors, United States Supreme Court, Luther Strange, President of the United States

Freedom For An Innocent Man

Jonathan S King was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not do. He has been in Prison for 16 years and county jail 3 years before his hearing. The Judge in his trial told on a Radio interview 3 weeks before the that he would make an example out of Jon and sentence him to the max amount of time reguardless. There was no evidence against him and the DNA evidence in the case was not Jon's and did not in any way connect Jon. This was false allegations trumped up by people in his life that was jealous of him and wanted to hurt him. He was not given a fair trial and was denied proper counsil. The charge he was arrested for was not the charge he was sentenced for. He was held on a 500000.00 bond for menacing, a bond  never heard of before for a misdemeanor charge. The Judge refused a motion to stop false statements from being heard by the jury. A great injustice has been done to this man. The Judge sentenced Jon after his sentence the just vacated some of the charges but the sentence remained the same. This man put his faith and trust in God and stands strong on his faith that God will prevail. He is loved and missed greatly. His grandmother needs him home with her to help care for her. She is 93 years old and doesn't have much time left. It is her wish to see her Grandson be set free and the charges against him dismissed. He had everything stolen from him due to the corruption in Alabama judicial system. He was discarded like trash by people who claimed to love and care about him. False statements and an angry Judge condemned his man to a life of hell. Jon served in the Air Force and faught for our freedom just to have his stolen from him. Please HELP him be set free so he can continue to help others grow in their faith, and find a way when all hope has been stolen from them. He has touched the lives of many people and gave many people hope when they had no hope left.

Tonya Shriver
598 supporters