Top Prosecutor Files Motion to Release Lamar Johnson, a Wrongfully Convicted Citizen

It would be difficult to overstate how hopeful Chris, his family, and his legal team felt upon hearing this news. On August 31, 2022, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a motion to vacate the wrongful conviction of Lamar Johnson. Enacted on August 28, 2021, R.S. Mo. Statute 547.031, allows prosecutors to correct such… Continue reading Top Prosecutor Files Motion to Release Lamar Johnson, a Wrongfully Convicted Citizen

Justice for Recco

“He fasts each year on the anniversary of Rogers’ murder, and wants his family to know that ‘he did not take their child from them,’ ” Kansas City Star, November 25, 2021 When Chris was offered 10 years to plead guilty, he turned it down. He couldn’t bring himself to admit to something he did… Continue reading Justice for Recco

When did it become legal to lock up innocent people in Missouri?

“It is difficult to imagine a free society where it is not a manifest injustice to imprison an innocent person.” Sean D. O’Brien There’s lots of talk about the Lincoln v. Cassady ruling, but the legal incarceration of innocent Missouri citizens didn’t start there. The appeals court in that ruling drew heavily on the case… Continue reading When did it become legal to lock up innocent people in Missouri?

Keith Carnes – Innocent Man Awaits Missouri Court Ruling

The innocence case of Keith Carnes has been wending its way through the Missouri courts. A recent evidentiary hearing revealed dramatic details about exculpatory information withheld by prosecutors, and it appears that the likelihood of Mr. Carnes’ freedom is increasing by the day. We are tremendously hopeful that Mr. Carnes will finally see justice after… Continue reading Keith Carnes – Innocent Man Awaits Missouri Court Ruling