I have always maintained my innocence because I am innocent. My case in a nutshell is this: I was convicted on a DNA match made to the root of a hair found in the victim’s car which was located 15 miles from the crime scene. In 2015, an outside source, through a freedom of information act request, received an FBI report that was never handed over to my defense which states unequivocally that the hair that was DNA tested and matched to be had “No Root Attached” to DNA test. This is proof positive that whatever hair they tested and supposedly matched to me was not the hair they found in the victim’s car. Add that to the fact that several pieces of evidence found right with the bodies, including a hair in the victim’s right hand, a cigarette butt, and three pieces of fingernail—one still with flesh and blood attached—have been determined not to belong to me, and my innocence is proven. But the courts won’t listen. They keep denying me on the basis of being time barred. In other words, they hid a document that proves my innocence and are now saying that I can’t appeal because I should have found the document myself much earlier.
You can see the case—and all the problems—on Investigation Discovery’s Murder in Lehigh Valley and the Starz Channel series Wrong Man. Wrong Man was produced by Joe Berlinger, who gained freedom for the West Memphis Three, and who only profiles cases of people he believes to be innocent. There’s also been a book written, Convenient Suspect, by author Tammy Mal who came into the case believing I was guilty and ended up writing about my probable wrongful conviction. And, one of my strongest supporters is the ex-sister-in-law and close friend of the victim. Her reason for wanting to help is an easy one; she wants justice for the victims, and so do I. Is it enough that someone—just anyone—is paying for these crimes? Or should it be the actual guilty party? I need help, I won’t lie. I don’t have a lawyer, nor the funds to hire one, or to hire forensic experts. I need help with that. I need help to fight the system, help to generate publicity, help to find the person who committed these horrendous crimes, and help to gain my freedom. Please watch the shows. Please read the book. Please view my facebook and other social media. Please help to pressure Pennsylvania to look at my case. I’m not asking to be set free, I’m only asking to be allowed to review the evidence (all of the evidence) and plead my case. If you can help in anyway, I would be deeply appreciative. You can write me and ask anything you want and I will answer.
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