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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

54

It's looks like 2015 was a bumper year for homicide exonerations; the Innocence Project has a neat little infographic with some interesting facts about where, why, and how these wrongful convictions occur. (Protip: 76% were the result of official misconduct)

Although I expected the majority to be DNA exonerations, but 53% were the result of a witness recantation, and 21% were the work of conviction integrity units. That's good news for us, because there was no physical evidence in Coy's case. Houston does have a CIU that we were in contact with several years ago, but they refused to look into the case without new evidence being introduced.

There were a grand total of 149 exonerations of all types last year; to the surprise of no one, Texas led the pack with a whopping 54. Most of those came out of (another shocker) Harris County. While it is awesome that these 54 individuals have been redeemed, I hope it is also evident that the system responsible for these travesties is still going strong. Let people know; don't be afraid to spread the word around, to talk about Coy's case and others like it. Accusations of child molestation are, in my opinion, the hardest to fight because people only see the 'ickiness' of the conviction. They hesitate to support a deeper look into the convictions because they don't want to be associated with a crime so repulsive.

This allows those hellbent on their own version of justice to roll over civil rights, due process, and basic human decency. Let's stop making iteasy to convict the innocent.

3 comments:

Ben G. said...

I read this blog for a couple of hours, namely the letters in the sidebar, and was almost becoming convinced that SPM was innocent (new to the case, a friend at work told me about it so I figured I'd look into it).

Then I read on Wikipedia an elsewhere that he had been accused of sexual relations with 6 other young girls aged 13-14. Now I was willing to give the benefit of the doubt for the one he got pregnant because she may have looked older than her age and, most importantly, even if a girl is young if she isn't prepubescent than technically it doesn't make one a pedophile. In other words, having sex with a 13 year old, while creepy, is a far cry from sexually assaulting a 9 year old.

But come on 7 different girls all 14 and under? That's more than a little suspect, and shows that SPM obviously likes them very young - that can't be explained as an accident like the one case with the pregnancy.

So what is this site and SPM's response to this? I don't know if it's been addressed on this site or not, because it's a lot to go through, but I haven't seen it.

Incandesio said...

Ben G,

Thanks for reading! That question has been brought up once or twice or a couple thousand times. Yes, multiple girls testified against him during the punishment phase. One of these in particular made demonstrably false claims that she had sex with Coy after his indictment; you can read more about that here: http://www.spmaftermath.com/2011/11/south-park-monster-part-4.html

I have not been able to find much information about any of the others, but I do know that none of these cases were brought to trial. It's odd, not even the case with Jill Odom, in which there was indisputable evidence in the form of Coy's son, was prosecuted. Only the one case, which featured a devastatingly young complainant and not even a scrap of proof.

jacintomoises1 said...

Ben G the other Seven different girls accused Carlos Coy,accuse Carlos just to get Money so their cases got dismissed and even the Lady Officer accused Carlos of having sex with her daughter,which was a lie so they dismissed her case.