Friends Gather to Show Support

BLOOMINGTON — Supporters of a man convicted for murder gathered at Miller Park in Bloomington to help him in his claim of innocence. Continue reading →

Postcards in the Park: Shows Support For Convicted Murderer

BLOOMINGTON — Tammy Alexander isn’t related to Jamie Snow, she’s not a family friend, and she doesn’t even live in Illinois. Watch video →

Judge denies Snow’s petition for new trial in 1991 murder

BLOOMINGTON — A judge has turned down the petition of a Bloomington man seeking a new trial on murder charges in the 1991 shooting death of a gas station clerk. Continue reading →

Convicted killer’s attorney wants ballistics tests

BLOOMINGTON — Attorneys for convicted murderer Jamie Snow are asking that the state conduct ballistics tests on two bullets found at the scene of the 1991 robbery where a gas station clerk was killed. 
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Ballistics database search could free Illinois man serving life sentence for murder

(BLOOMINGTON, IL; March 16, 2011) – The Committee to Free Jamie Snow (CFJS) announced today that a motion has been filed asking the McLean County Circuit Court to order a ballistics test that could prove the bullets found in a crime committed in 1991 are linked to a crime committed by another perpetrator.

Ballistics information can be entered into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) and the Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS) is then used to compare the new data with information already present in the database, such as spent ammunition recovered from crime scenes or gun test fires. In a matter of hours, these comparisons may yield a match that is linked to another crime.

There are currently two bullets available for testing using this technology that was not available in 1991. Snow seeks to use the IBIS technology to compare the bullets from the crime scene to ballistics data from crimes already contained in the IBIS database.

According to the motion, there were a string of gas station robberies in the Bloomington area around 1991, and renewed testing has the potential to produce new evidence relevant to Snow’s “assertion of actual innocence”…” This is a case with no solid evidence pointing to Mr. Snow. It is a case in which there is obvious ballistics evidence to test – the two bullets found in the victim. The firearm used in this crime was never recovered.” There has never been any physical evidence linking Snow to the crime.

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. Snow’s attorneys believe that a “hit” on the IBIS database could be valuable in obtaining a new trial for Snow.

In addition to the IBIS testing motion, Snows attorneys have submitted a motion to supplement the record to include three new pieces of evidence that support Snow’s existing claims of ineffective counsel, jailhouse informants receiving deals in exchange for testimony, and police pressure.

Snow recently successfully petitioned to have his case moved out of McLean county, and is currently awaiting a decision on his post conviction petition, which will determine whether or not he will be granted an evidentiary hearing on newly discovered evidence.

The motion for ballistics testing can be found here:http://www.freejamiesnow.com/docs/motion_ballisticstest.pdf

The motion to supplement the record with three new pieces of evidence can be found here:http://www.freejamiesnow.com/docs/SupMotion031611.pdf

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: tips@freejamiesnow.com.

Jamie Snow’s attorney, Tara Thompson of the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project, (http://www.theexonerationproject.org) can be reached via email at: tthompson@law.uchicago.edu

For all press inquiries please contact:

Tammy Alexander
Committee to Free Jamie Snow (CFJS)
P.O. Box 944
Collierville, TN 38027
Email: press@freejamiesnow.com
Website: http://www.freejamiesnow.com

Judge considers request to add evidence in Snow case

BLOOMINGTON — A judge has taken under consideration a request by convicted murderer Jamie Snow to add two new pieces of evidence to his petition requesting a new trial.  Continue reading →

Snow to bring new evidence to hearing

BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man serving a life sentence for a murder he claims he did not commit will bring two new pieces of evidence to the courtroom Nov. 5 when he returns to request a hearing on his request for a new trial. Continue reading →

 

Judge appointed to hear Snow’s request for new trial

BLOOMINGTON — A Schuyler County judge has been appointed to hear Jamie Snow’s request for a new trial on murder charges. Continue reading →

Judge removes himself from hearings involving Snow case

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County Judge Paul Lawrence has removed himself from future hearings in the 1999 murder case involving Jamie Snow, citing a potential conflict of interest with the anticipated testimony of another judge who served as a prosecutor. Continue reading →

Jamie Snow wants change of venue for retrial request

BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man serving life in prison for a murder he claims he did not commit has asked that a judge outside the 11th Judicial Circuit hear his case, starting with his request for a new trial. 
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