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Monday, February 11, 2013

Recap 9


So, 11 years in prison, one appeal, and two albums later, what are we doing here? How could there be any chance of Carlos Coy getting a new trial?

 

My first thought was that there may be physical evidence that could be tested; the Crime Lab wasn’t great about keeping track of kits, testing them correctly, or sharing information with the defense at that time.

 

In 2011, before I began writing to Carlos Coy, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the HPD, trying to get ahold of the initial police report; I thought there might have been a list of evidence collected.

 

What a mess that was; I was read the riot act by some random clerk who didn’t think I had any right to be asking for a document that may contain information that was already freely available online, even if that information was not the focus of my search.

 

It ended up getting sent to the Attorney General’s office, along with a claim that Coy’s case was still open, and therefore they should not have to release the documents.

 

Hmm. As far as I can tell, Coy’s case has been closed, along with his appeal, since 2007. Why would they say it was still open? It didn’t matter, in the end. The A.G. sent me a letter stating:

 

Except as provided by Section 261.203, the following information is confidential, is not subject to public release under Chapter 552, Government Code...the files, reports, records, communications, audiotapes, videotapes, and working papers used or developed in an investigation under this chapter or in providing services as a result of an investigation.

 

I was later told by Coy that there was never any evidence collected. One thing that I still wonder about is why they claimed his appeal was still open. Why did they feel the need to protect Exhibit 2, which might “compromise the criminal investigation by revealing HPD's methods for gathering investigative facts in this incident."

 

What methods did they use??

 

If you want to read the whole sordid story, the links are below.

 


 


 


 


 


 

 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can Oprah Help SPM If We Sent Her A Email,Letter Explaining His Case ?? Providing Proof His Innacent ?? Free South Park Mexican !

EJAY said...

^I'm down to send it..shit ill even send it to the news and STEVE AND MAURY!

Incandesio said...

Anon 12:57:

Honestly, I don't know a lot about Oprah, or the kinds of things she gets involved with. If you think she might help, go for it! Your letter could be the one that gets the ball rolling.

Jacqueline Bertrand said...

Oh my word!!! I read somewhere last week...That somewhere n da great state of Texas...A Judge r DA that didn't turn evidence in to da defense was responsible for a man being sent to death row n da murder of his wife WHERE DA STATE HAD NO DNA EVIDENCE ON HIM N DIDNT TAKE THE STATEMENT TAKEN FROM HIS CHILD SAYIN HE WAS AT WORK...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, these dirty ass fucked up people are hiding something. They know there's nothing on the table, shit how could they even live with themselves, like SPM would say,MAYNE!

Anonymous said...

By the way, I highly doubt the news would try to get this out there. The news made Carlos look like he really did what they claim he did. The news Is just entertainment, their all about the big bucks, they would rather show someone go to jail for something he or she didn't do instead of telling what really happened. But hey we could still try.

Anonymous said...

The news is not required by law to tell the truth anyways

Anonymous said...

Incandesio she gets involved like in proof, to go direct tp the question,helps peoples story get on the news

beanieman said...

These snakes know exactly what they are doing and don't give a damn who they hurt to keep prisons full. Knowledge is power and there is strength in numbers so we have to keep spreading the truth and eventually, Los will be free. I feel that it's coming soon. Much Love!!! FREE SPM!!!

Anonymous said...

Send this story to MSNBC