I appreciate those of you who have read this blog. Any comments, constructive or destructive, would be greatly appreciated. Any thought an how to proceed would be especially helpful.
Mitch was convicted of child abuse largely on the basis of a typed confession and “expert” medical testimony.
The confession was not taped and there are no detective notes or anything in Mitch’s or Detective Mathis’ handwriting.
Medical testimony from two local doctors was flawed. No medical experts on sexual abuse were called by the defense.
Testimony of a foster mother didn’t match her previous statements.
No witnesses were called to support Mitch’s case except “mom.”
He was poorly (VERY POORLY!) represented at trial. There are enough holes in his case to drive a train through.
His case and the exonerations convince me that faith in our criminal justice system is misplaced.
Like our politics, our justice system is about money.
As Mitch wrote to me:
“Two things I know. Justice is for those who can afford it and the poor man must fight and pray for the truth.”