I thought we’d send another letter to Jani Jo Wood today; Please feel to copy this one, send your own, or print out one of the amazing flyers created for the blog. This is someone who routinely argues cases before the court of appeals, a specialist in appellate work. Let her know we're out here, we have faith that this case will eventually be re-examined, and that we need someone with her experience and knowledge to get things started.
Jani Jo Wood
Harris County Public Defender
1201 Franklin St., 13th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Quite a bit has happened since my last letter to you; the San Antonio 4, women convicted of raping two young girls, have been released from prison due to the faulty scientific evidence used to convict them. It is yet to be seen if they will ever be given a chance to prove their innocence, (which seems redundant, since their convictions were overturned), but at least they will be with their families this Christmas season.
Carlos Coy will not; despite the fact that not even wrongly-interpreted physical evidence was allowed in his trial, he remains imprisoned. When the San Antonio 4 were released it was because without that physical evidence, nothing remained against them but words. In Coy’s case, that was all there ever were; spoken testimony that changed and twisted depending on the needs of the prosecutors.
I sincerely hope that you will consider looking into this case. You have gone to bat for the individual liberties of Texas’ citizens many times; I firmly believe that Coy’s case merits your attention.
Me, my address, etc.