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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Letter to Devon Anderson 5

Last post of the month, time for another letter to the DA! As always, please feel free to write your own, copy this one, or just send one of the new flyers; but please, send something. It's a new year, a new start, and new things are happening in Texas' justice system.

The Honorable Devon Anderson
1201 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Houston, Texas


I’m writing today about the case of Carlos Coy, 908426.
As I’m sure you’re aware, the Texas Forensic Science Commission recently voted to review criminal convictions that relied on microscopic hair analysis; a form of identification that has been considered questionable since at least 2009.

While this investigation will not affect Coy’s case, (there was no physical evidence used to convict him), it does bring up once again the new awareness sweeping across Texas. Anthony Graves recently filed another grievance against the prosecutor that, he says, withheld vital exonerating evidence. This grievance may be bolstered by new legislation extending the statute of limitations.

            Ma’am, I am sure you hear many stories of innocence; men and women pleading for their cases to be heard, and heard again. Coy’s case is not more or less important than any of them; however, it is a potentially high-profile, contentious issue that has been festering in the minds and hearts of your citizens for a very long time. With each new exoneration, hope that Coy will eventually see justice grows.

            Please, help us fulfill his hope. Begin an investigation into his case, review the methods used to gain his conviction. 

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