A Husband is Accused of a Murder in Denver
- A woman’s body is found in the trunk of a car. Police have no leads.
- They decide to arrest the husband–before they know whether the victim is even married.
- A District Judge later rules the arrest is illegal due to lack of probable cause.
- But police are determined to convict the husband–they lie to news media and perjure at the the preliminary hearing in order to bring the case to trial.
- At trial, Denver prosecutors present testimony and physical evidence they know to be perjurious and false.
- The prosecution’s key witness testifies about his sale of a .22 caliber gun, which the prosecution presents as the “murder weapon”.
- But his statement is perjury, concocted by the police and prosecutors who have coached him on the delivery of the falsehood.
- The husband is convicted in June 2003 and immediately sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
- Ten weeks after the trial Denver police and prosecutors discover startling information: their key witness has secretly been a serial murderer, burglar, robber, kidnapper and rapist for the past twelve years.
- Prosecutors offer their witness a plea deal that allows him to avoid the death penalty. He is quietly sentenced to three life terms plus 144 additional years.
- Denver police, prosecutors, and the presiding judge purposely withhold this momentous information from the husband’s defense team.
- In prison, the key witness brags that he actually committed many more crimes than he was ever charged with–including the murder of the woman whose body was found in the car, and then perjuring against the husband.
- Judges have rejected the husband’s motions for relief which have been filed on the basis of newly discovered evidence–instead finding grounds for denial because of “procedural error.”
A VERDICT OF GUILTY
Life Without Parole. What really happened? How was the prosecution able to achieve this conviction?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Letter to District Attorney
- Constitution Guarantees Rights
- Murder Trial in Denver
- Westword Blog
- Who was Richard White?
- Unethical Prosecution
- Vigilante Jury Foreman
- Petition (to Governor Polis)
- September 11, 2019, Memorandum of Law Supporting Motion in Request of Counsel Motion
- Conviction Review-Letter to District Attorney
- Write to me!