William Glenn Rogers, a Tennessee death row inmate, has won a motion to test DNA evidence in the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Jackie Beard in 1996.
Rogers believes that the DNA evidence will exonerate him. “During his trial in 2000, DNA from semen stains found on the girl’s shorts were inconclusive. More advanced testing available today could clear his name.”
Read NewsChannel 5’s coverage by clicking HERE. Read the AP coverage by clicking HERE.
A three judge panel in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday in the appeal in the case of Paul House. Paul House remains on Tennessee’s death row though new evidence indicating his innocence (including DNA) has been uncovered. He has been on death row for over 22 years. The three judge panel’s ruling may take months to be delivered.
Read more about this HERE.
Free Paul House Rally Tomorrow (Friday)
An Innocent Man on Death Row
- When: Friday, January 25th, Be there by 11:15 a.m.
- Where: In front of the office of the Attorney General (John Sevier Building), 425 5th Ave. N., around 5th and Charlotte
- Who: TCASK with Joyce House (mother of Paul House), Rep. Mike Turner (Nashville) and other TN state legislators, local religious leaders, and musical guest Julie Lee of Old Black Kettle
Tell Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper to drop the state’s frivolous appeal in the Paul House case (read this great article in the Nashville Scene) and to abide by Judge Harry Mattice’s ruling: either retry House or let him go. Paul House should finally be released after serving over 20 years on Tennessee’s death row for a crime that new evidence, including DNA, shows he did not commit. Justice delayed is justice denied. Lets get as many people there as we can. Tell your friends, neighbors, congregations, clubs, etc. Let your voice be heard!
For more information contact TCASK at (615) 256-3906 or our Field Organizer’s mobile phone at (615) 521-9985, or email us at email@example.com.
On December 27th the Tennessean published another great article on the case of Paul House written by Dwight Lewis. It can be found HERE. I did not get the article up sooner because I was visiting my family in Seattle over break. I actually just received a phone call from Paul’s mother, Joyce House, asking if I had read it. I then proceeded to complain to her about how sick I was and that I had a nagging cough. I made an appointment today to see a doctor this afternoon. Paul House has advanced multiple sclerosis and is receiving meager prison health care, what a world we live in. Below is a small sample of the article:
“How long of a road must a person travel to freedom when he’s innocent of the crime for which he has been condemned to die? Is it 10 years? Is it 20 years? Until he dies in a prison cell under the watchful eyes of the state?”