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1201 Franklin Street,
Houston, Texas 77002-1923
The Honorable Mike Anderson
I’m writing today about the case of Carlos Coy, #908426.
As I have mentioned before, there seems to have been no physical evidence against Coy admitted during the trial; he was convicted on testimony. I am sure you already know that in cases involving child victims, the credibility of the initial ‘outcry’ statement is paramount. Every retelling of the incident will be measured against it, as children’s memories can be malleable.
In Coy’s case, the first statement by the child to law enforcement was discarded; the police officer claimed that the audio had malfunctioned. The written statement submitted by her mother that day also disappeared; the same police officer claimed that she was too distraught and uneducated to write.
Later statements, take by the Houston Child Assessment Center, differ significantly from the initial police report. Sir, I believe you know that this can’t be right; there must be a stricter burden of proof, or who can count on the justice system to recognize their innocence? Who has a past so stainless that they don’t have to fear wrongful conviction?
Please, look into this case. Give us justice.
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