The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion

The case of The People of the State of New York vs Valentino Dixon comes across as bad Hollywood screenwriting rather than an actual case making its way through our criminal justice system. So many things in this case beggar belief that it's difficult to know where to begin. There are certain points that are … Continue reading The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion

Jermane’s Journal | Coming Back To Life

Due to potential legal representation, the  CJRJ's series of articles, Jermane Scott: Jumping the Gun will be put on hold for the time being. Over the coming weeks and months, Jermane's Journal will invite the reader to put themselves in the shoes of a man wrongfully convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. … Continue reading Jermane’s Journal | Coming Back To Life

Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??

Kathleen Zellner, powerhouse attorney for Steven Avery of Making a Murderer fame, has recently filed a Motion to Supplement a Previously Filed Motion for Post Conviction Relief and there's a chance it could benefit Brendan Dassey as well as his uncle, Steven Avery. In the motion, she continues to address the obstacles faced by his … Continue reading Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??

Melissa Calusinski Files Petition For Leave To Appeal With Illinois Supreme Court

Melissa Calusinski's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner filed her clients Petition for Leave to Appeal yesterday, July 16, with a request for Oral Argument should the petition be granted. Calusinski's previous appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeals was denied via an unpublished—by the court—opinion dated June 11. The granting of petitions by the Supreme Court of … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski Files Petition For Leave To Appeal With Illinois Supreme Court

Melissa Calusinski | The Elephant In The Room

*Update: Since the publication of this article, Melissa Calusinski will appeal directly to the Supreme Court of Illinois by July 16th. CJRJ will have updates on Kathleen Zellner's filing to the Supreme Court as soon as they are available. What will be seen by many as a setback, will likely be viewed as par for … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski | The Elephant In The Room

The Convoluted Consensus From The Court Of Criminal Appeals

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has finally handed down a ruling of sorts in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw. More than a year of waiting resulted in mixed emotions when the ruling was read. Initially it looked as if Daniel Holtzclaw finally had a ruling in his favor, but upon reading the actual order, … Continue reading The Convoluted Consensus From The Court Of Criminal Appeals

Silence Broken, Spirit Intact: Jermane Scott Speaks Out

Twenty-two years is a long time to remain silent. Jermane Scott broke that silence via a live radio interview with A9Radio397 in Springfield, Ohio this past week. During the 30-minute interview Scott spoke of a Springfield Police investigation that had only been in operation for 4 days before he was charged with the aggravated murder of … Continue reading Silence Broken, Spirit Intact: Jermane Scott Speaks Out