Great post. I saw a TV show yesterday where a saint of a man was falsely convicted of murdering his wife for 25 years until DNA evidence proved he was innocent. Once he was proven innocent the light was shined on the DA and how weak the case was. Who are the real criminals?
By Denise Jackson
PEORIA,IL–Johnnie Lee Savory continues his quest for DNA testing nearly 35 years since he was convicted for the murders of his friend and sister. Attorneys for Savory filed a motion in Peoria County Court Wednesday asking for DNA testing, saying new technology would support his claims of innocence.
Flanked by attorneys, supporters and Northwestern University law school students, Johnnie Lee Savory returned to Peoria Wednesday to file a motion for D-N-A testing in his 1977 murder case.
“The truth is what matters and we want the truth. We don’t want to continue with the same saga, year after year after year. But I’m prepared to fight as long as it takes,” he said.
Savory was convicted twice in the murders of 19-year old Connie Cooper and her brother 14-year old James Robinson. He was retried after the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that police obtained his…
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