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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Letter to Pat Lykos 6

Middle of the month, time for another letter. Please, consider sending one as well! You are free to use this one, change it around a little, write your own, or simply print out one of the flyers to your right. If you’re not sure how to start, please check out this post and this one. Your letter will help, even if it’s just a few sentences long. I’m going to start sending a letter twice a month, and I hope you’ll consider doing the same. Justice is worth .88 cents and a few minutes of your time.

The Honorable Pat Lykos
1201 Franklin
Houston, TX 77002


I’m writing to you today about the case of Carlos Coy, TDCJ #01110642.
With the recent exoneration of Michael Morton in the headlines, I hope you’ll take the time to examine Coy’s case. Evidence hidden for two decades and a six year fight by the Williamson County’s DA office to prevent DNA testing of physical evidence suggests a terrible lack of concern in justice for both the victim and the accused. I believe that the attitude that resulted in an innocent man serving 25 years in prison was pretty common until recently. Texas seems to be moving towards a new era of concern for those wrongfully incarcerated.

The problem with finding Brady violations is that if evidence is concealed competently, people like me with no legal training or experience have no idea where or how to look. You have years of both, and a willingness to reconsider the mistakes of the past.

Please, take a little time to help; review the case files from Coy vs. Texas and see if anything jumps out at you. In 2009, you said "I want the public to know the lawyers, investigators and support staff of the Harris County DA's Office are dedicated and incredibly talented individuals who are always striving to improve the administration of justice and ensure that we always do the right thing." I believe that you mean that.
Thanks for your time

Me, my address, blah blah blah

There’s mine. Please, take a few minutes today and write one of your own. It will help.


Anonymous said...

Very well writen letter

Incandesio said...

Thank you! Please, write one also!