Archive for December, 2014

December 13, 2014

THE END OF ONE NIGHTMARE

Appeals Court Dismisses Debra Milke Murder Charges

We have previously posted about the Debra Milke case here and here.

Milke was originally convicted of murder for having her 4-year-old son killed. The conviction rested upon the testimony of a rogue cop, who claims she confessed to him, although there is no documented record of that confession, and Milke denies it ever happened. This officer had a history of substantial misconduct, and that record was withheld from the defense.

In a ruling just today – citing “egregious prosecutorial misconduct,” the Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to dismiss murder charges against Debra Milke with prejudice, meaning they cannot be brought again.

See the azcentral story here

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December 7, 2014

THOUGHTS FROM A VOLUNTEER ON GIFTS FOR IMPRISONED WOMEN

The Prison Ministry, at Emmanuel Church in Thousand Oaks, filled 100 Christmas Gift bags today.  We are scheduled to deliver the bags to Fire Camp 13 on Tuesday evening, December 9th.
This is our fifth year visiting FC 13 at Christmas, and we look forward to this event each year.
My 93-year-old mother will again go with our team to help hand out the gift gags to the women.  Mom hugs each of the women and I know she enjoys this more than they do.  Many of them get tears in their eyes.  We share Christmas messages and sing hymns with them as they look through their gift bags.   A few of the women have said to me, “You do this for us and you don’t even know us.”
Our congregation generously donates to this effort with the items they collect during the year, and with their resources.  For the second year, our youth group at church has helped in purchasing needed items for the gift bags.  We are blessed to be a part of your ministry.
December 7, 2014

ANOTHER WRONGFULLY CONVICTED WOMAN

Belynda Goff Wrongfully Convicted
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-weillgreenberg/dear-governor-beebe-pleas_b_6208042.html

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