Contact Chris' legal team or Chris himself at email@example.com.
Attorney Kent Gipson can be reached at (816) 363-4400.
If you would like to help, reach out to the following people about Chris' case. If you’re not sure what to say, please see the suggested script below.
Kim Gardner, St. Louis Circuit Attorney
Eric Schmitt, Missouri Attorney General
Phone: (573) 751-0264
Suggested phone script (Feel free to use your own words):
“Hello. I’m calling to bring your office’s attention to the Christopher Dunn case. He has been in prison since 1990 for something he did not do. The only State evidence against him was the testimony of two witnesses, and both have recanted. A 25th Circuit judge ruled that he is likely innocent, but refused to release him because of the Lincoln versus Cassady precedent. Please release Mr. Dunn or give him a new trial.”
Suggested email template: (Feel free to use your own words.)
"Dear Ms. Gardner or Mr. Schmitt,
I am writing to bring to your attention the case of Christopher Dunn. He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for a crime he did not commit. He was only 18 years old when he was arrested and now he is almost 50.
The State’s case against Mr. Dunn rested solely on the testimonies of two young boys. Both boys, now men, have now recanted and explained that they pointed the finger at Mr. Dunn simply because they didn’t like him.
After a 2018 evidentiary hearing, a 25th Circuit judge wrote an order stating that Mr. Dunn is likely innocent and would not be convicted of this crime by any jury now. However, he declined to grant relief to Mr. Dunn, citing the Lincoln v. Cassady precedent, which stated that relief cannot be granted to a person with a finding of actual innocence, unless that person is on death row.
Mr. Dunn has been sentenced to death - but a long, slow, state-sanctioned death, rather than a quick one. An innocent person should be granted relief, regardless of their sentence. Lincoln v. Cassady is clearly unconstitutional.
I am asking that you either release Mr. Dunn or grant him a new trial. An innocent person should not spend another minute serving an unjust sentence.
Thank you for your time and attention."