Please join us on Tuesday April 28 at 8 PM CDT, for the first show on IA’s new format.
Jamie’s case will be back in Appellate Court on May 12. We will discuss the arguments that will be heard during the hearing and provide an overall update of the case.
Please visit our show page to listen in. All live shows will also be available on our show page archive. So if you miss the live broadcast, be sure to catch the podcast at your convenience.
Jamie Snow was wrongfully convicted in 2001 for the 1991 murder of William Little, a gas station attendant in Bloomington, Illinois. Jamie is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in Stateville prison in Joliet, Illinois.
Jamie Snow has proclaimed his innocence from day one. In the years following his conviction, new information has come to light clearly showing that police misconduct and bad lawyering sent the wrong man to prison for William Little’s murder. Jamie Snow is innocent.
This time around, we are presenting “Brady” evidence. Which means evidence that was favorable to the defendant, but was withheld from him prior to trial. So what do we have?
Polygraph: This is actually a polygraph worksheet that was obtained through FOIA requests from supporters. The actual polygraph is Jamie Snow’s – 1994. In the notes on the worksheet, “Star witness” Danny Martinez says in reference to the suspect that Snow was not the person he saw.
This evidence was never turned over to Snow. In the state’s reply brief, they make a few very thin arguments.
1) They question whether the “28 year old white male suspect” was actually Jamie Snow. However, the state neglected to redact Snow’s name on the second page of the report. Guess they missed this part?
2) The state goes onto concede that “under the assumption Snow was the subject of the polygraph, ” the witness saying the defendant “is not the person he saw” seems like a “shorthand way of explaining that Martinez did not identify defendant in 1991 when defendant stood as part of an in-person lineup that Martinez viewed.” There is absolutely no evidence that Martinez was referring to the 1991 lineup in which he did not identify Snow, or any of the other photo array’s over the years in which he failed to ID Snow.
3) Finally, the state explains that Martinez was NOT a critical witness. “Therefore, the record rebuts defendant’s characterization of Martinez as a “critical” witness against him.” And bolsters Luna’s ID at “a lot stronger than Martinez.” Recall, Luna was the 14 year old boy who ‘closed his eyes and imagined each of them doing it, and Jamie Snow best fit.” One of the few the state didn’t ask to ID Snow in court, and also one that happened to give an affidavit recanting his ID. How convenient to be able to rewrite history, eh? If only the rest of us had those magical powers.
In addition to the above claims, 2 failed polygraphs from jailhouse informants, and an affidavit from one of these informants wives is being presented. As with the above, the state is claiming, had this evidence been presented at trial, it would not have changed the outcome.
Unlike previous arguments before the appellate court, we feel these arguments will be based on Brady material, or material that was not disclosed to the defense prior to trial. And also based on whether or not this new evidence would have changed the outcome of the trial.
We sincerely hope that you will join us at this hearing on May 12th at 11am in Springfield to support Jamie Snow and The Exoneration Project.
Below are the pleadings and responses that will be argued:
I’ve really been struggling with this, because it’s weird. Let me explain.
Jamie’s successive post conviction petition was denied in January, but we didn’t know about it. When Tara (EP attorney) had a conference call with the judge, she was very curt. She said she would rule by mail, and that she was really busy, and would rule when she could.
Fast forward to Postcards in the Park. We talk at length to a newspaper reporter, and she inquires with the clerk the following Monday about an update on the case. They inform the reporter there was a ruling in January – reporter then calls Tara and informs her of the status.
Okay, ONE failing to notify might be a mistake, but TWO denials without notification??? Houston, we have a problem.
Thing is, the McLean County Clerk’s Office doesn’t have an online docket system, so you have to call for updates, which I DID. And they NEVER told me there was a ruling. Notice anything screwy about the last few entries in this docket?
Was the state notified of the denial? If so, they allowed us to stand out in front of the courthouse in March 2014, with Jason Chambers looking down at us from the window, KNOWING it was denied, and not informing us? Did they allow us to stand in front of the press at Postcards in the Park in August 2014, and still failed to inform us of the denial?
So…we had to appeal to the 4th District, and they allowed a late appeal.
It’s very interesting that the successive pc included critical newly discovered evidence in the form of an ISP police report in which Danny Martinez told police in 1994 that Jamie Snow was not the person he saw as well as polygraph results from two jailhouse informants that prove they failed, and the state put them on the stand anyway.
Where we stand:
DNA motion is still before McLean County.
Federal Habeas is in abeyance.
Yeah. we’ll keep ya posted.
This video outlines much of the new evidence discovered SINCE the trial in the Jamie Snow case. It’s important to understand, the jury was NEVER presented with this evidence.
Please let me know if you have questions!
Thanks for watching.
Please join us on Sunday, August 3rd from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Miller Park in Bloomington, Illinois for the 4th Annual Postcards in the Park to support Jamie Snow’s innocence, and gain awareness about this egregious injustice!
You do not have to be at the actual event to participate! We STILL need your help.
Please join the Facebook event site here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1494543540759633
This year we will send postcards to Keith Morrison of Dateline in an effort to have Jamie’s story told on a national level. We will have postcards for everyone to write messages at the park and will also release a balloon for each year he has been wrongfully convicted.
All supplies will be provided. Just bring yourself, your kids and friends! Please join us and tell you friends!
If you CANNOT ATTEND, please still SEND A POSTCARD to the address below asking Keith Morrison at Dateline to visit FreeJamieSnow.com and review the case for consideration of a Dateline investigative report.
SEND POSTCARDS TO:
NBC News: Dateline
ATTN: Keith Morrison
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10112
OR: Social network the crap out of him 🙂 Let him KNOW we would like a REAL investigation on the Jamie Snow case!
Thanks everyone. We’re growing every year, and it will not happen without your support. Thanks for sticking with us, and please keep spreading the word!
Check out last year’s message from Jamie after the 3rd Annual Postcards in the Park:
Don’t forget to join the event site! https://www.facebook.com/events/1494543540759633
Please join us online at Injustice Anywhere Radio to discuss updates in the Jamie Snow case. Topics will include a review of the latest filings as well as newly discovered evidence. Please join the Facebook Event page below to stay updated on the details of the show.
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Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 8pm CST
Listen Online: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/injustice-anywhere
About Injustice Anywhere:
Injustice Anywhere is an all volunteer organization working to bring more knowledge and attention to wrongful convictions. We are currently highlighting seven featured cases. Please visit www.injustice-anywhere.org to learn more about their efforts and to see what you can to do get involved. We must do more to prevent the unjust imprisonment of innocent people. If we work together we can all make a difference.
(BLOOMINGTON, IL; July 17, 2013) – Friends, family and supporters will gather at Miller Park on July 21st, 2013 at 11am for the 3rd Annual Postcards in the Park to show support for Jamie Snow’s innocence.
This year postcards will be sent directly to Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours in an effort to gain national attention to the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow by asking Moriarty and 48 Hours producers to perform an in-depth investigation of this case.
Moriarty learned about the upcoming event on Twitter and responded “Send them!!”
Jamie Snow’s case has garnered support from Injustice Anywhere (IA), the grassroots organization that worked to free Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in Perugia, Italy. “I look forward to attending this wonderful event for Jamie Snow and encourage everyone reading here to participate.” said IA co-founder Bruce Fischer.
The event is sponsored by the Committee to Free Jamie Snow, and representatives from Investigating Innocence and Justice for Illinois Wrongfully Convicted, both Springfield based organizations, will also be in attendance.
Post cards will be available for supporters to write messages to Mrs. Moriarity and a balloon will be released for each year Snow has been wrongfully incarcerated.
Jamie Snow of Bloomington, Illinois was convicted in 2001 of the 1991 murder of a gas station attendant during an apparent robbery. He has always maintained his innocence. In 2008 the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project accepted his case.
For more information on this case, please visit: http://www.freejamiesnow.com. If you have information concerning this case, please call our toll free, confidential tip line at: 1-888-815-9299 or email: email@example.com.
For all press inquiries please contact:
Committee to Free Jamie Snow (CFJS)
P.O. Box 944
Collierville, TN 38027
Thanks to Erin Moriarty for responding to our tweet! How cool is that?
This year for the 3rd Annual Postcards in the Park we will be sending postcards to Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours. We hope we can garner national attention to the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow. You do not have to be present to participate!
The onsite event will be held on July 21, 11am at Miller Park in Bloomington, Illinois.
Please join our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/596699920358188/
Jamie Snow’s case will be featured tonight on The Other Side of Justice. We will talk about the recent filings and stunning new evidence. We encourage anyone that has questions or comments to call in! Now’s your chance. And you never know, we might have a surprise guest or two :).
Please join us and share – we appreciate it!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 – 5pm CST/6pm EST. Call in: (646) 200-3329
Listen and join in online here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-other-side-of-justice/2013/07/03/an-alibi-and-a-dwindled-star-witness-jamie-snow-ii