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Free Chris Dunn shirt displayed in downtown St. Louis next to Dred and Harriet Scott statue

Free Chris Dunn shirt displayed in downtown St. Louis next to Dred and Harriet Scott statue

 Suggested phone script (Feel free to use your own words):    


 “Hello. I’m calling about the Christopher Dunn case. Mr. Dunn needs your help. 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. Five years ago, a 25th Circuit judge ruled that Mr. Dunn meets the standards of innocence and no jury would convict him now, but refused to release him because of the Lincoln versus Cassady precedent. Please file a motion to vacate Mr. Dunn's conviction, or give him a new trial.”  


Suggested email template: (Feel free to use your own words.)  


"Dear Mr. Gore,   

I am writing to encourage you to refile a motion to vacate the murder conviction of Christopher Dunn. Mr. Dunn 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 52. 

The State’s case against Mr. Dunn rested solely on the testimonies of two young boys. Both boys, now men, have 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 meets the standards for innocence and that no jury would convict him now. However, the judge declined to release Mr. Dunn, citing the Lincoln v. Cassady precedent, which states that a person who is found to be actually innocent cannot be released unless they are 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."