The Wrongful Conviction of Jamie Snow

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Injustice Anywhere presents The Wrongful Conviction of Jamie Snow and How they Got Away with it – Premiere March 2, 2020

Coming March 2nd! We are excited to announce the “Snow Files” podcast,
presented by Injustice Anywhere! A deep dive into the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow, and how McLean County got away with it.

A True Crime story told by the defendant from Stateville Prison in Joliet, Illinois. An eye opening presentation of the 1991 cold case murder of Bill Little, “solved” upon the arrest of two people nearly 10 years later – one was acquitted, the other is serving life without parole. Jamie Snow is being represented by the Exoneration Project out of the University of Chicago. The podcast will reveal vital new information obtained from years of FOIA requests, over 70 audio recordings and police documents that have never been heard or seen before. An in-depth look at an incredible conviction based solely on faulty eye witness ID and jailhouse informants – no physical evidence links Jamie to the crime. 

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Truth & Justice Podcast to feature Jamie Snow’s case – Premiere July 14, 2019

We are excited to announce that Jamie Snow’s case will be featured on the Truth & Justice podcast – Season 7. The podcast will premiere on Sunday, July 14. Truth & Justice podcast with Bob Ruff performs independent, in-depth investigations of wrongful conviction cases – with the unique feature of using crowd sourcing – utilizing their 100k plus followers to elicit expertise in various aspects of each case they present. We’d like to thank the Truth & Justice team, as well as the tremendous supporters, for taking on Jamie’s case. You can listen to the previous fascinating cases at:

Need a refresher on the case?

Click here to watch the full Crime Watch Daily episode.

Click here to read about the fight for DNA testing on our petition with over 63,000 signatures! 

Click here to read a downloadable case summary.

Click the video below to hear about newly discovered evidence the jury never heard!

Case Summary

In 2001, Jamie Snow was wrongfully convicted for the 1991 murder of a gas station attendant during an apparent armed robbery at the Clark Super 100 Station located at 802 E. Empire St. in Bloomington, Illinois. Jamie was home with his family on the other side of town when the crime occurred. He is currently being represented by the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project. This will be his 17th year residing in Stateville Prison in Joliet, Illinois for a crime he didn’t commit.

This violent and senseless crime occurred in Bloomington, Illinois on Easter Sunday 1991. The murderer walked away with approximately $100, as Jamie Snow ate dinner with his children. The tragedy was compounded when, after several years without a clear suspect, Jamie Snow was arrested and improperly charged by police and prosecutors willing to convict him by any means necessary, even after passing a polygraph exam.

The conviction was only possible using testimony of unreliable witnesses, many who had their own legal issues, people easily coerced into accepting deals, some more than willing to give false testimony. Jailhouse informants claimed that Snow “confessed” to them while awaiting trial. Many of whom have now recanted their testimonies in sworn affidavits. There has never been any physical evidence tying Jamie Snow to this case.

Jamie has spent the last 17 years in prison fighting to present new evidence demonstrating his innocence. The original trial violated his constitutional rights in several ways, many which stem from a lack of representation by his public defender, who presented little to no defense. Not surprisingly, this attorney has since been disbarred, yet Jamie’s conviction remains. With an over-zealous prosecution and no proper defense, Snow had no more chance at trial than William Little did when faced with an armed gunman.

The Prosecution relied on one “star witness” who provided critical eye-witness identification. Yet this same witness was UNABLE to identify Snow in photo books or during a line-up which occurred soon after the crime. It wasn’t until 1999, 8 years later and AFTER Snow’s arrest, that the “star witness” identified Snow upon being presented with his seeing his photograph in a local newspaper and a picture of the original lineup in a private meeting at the state’s attorney’s office shortly before trial. Only at the trial, 10 years after the fact, did the “star witness” speak of Snow’s “eyes” being “unforgettable,” yet he had seen Jamie in numerous close up photos and the in person line-up not long after the incident occurred.

Approximately 4 years after conviction police radio tapes disclosed to Snow that “star witness” could NOT have seen what he testified to seeing. Additionally, numerous pieces of critical evidence, never disclosed before trial, have been uncovered.

Jamie has always maintained his innocence, and continues to do so.

An extended, downloadable case summary, please click here.


Jamie Snow is being represented by Tara Thompson of the Exoneration Project.

Organizations that support Jamie Snow’s Innocence

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