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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Kerry Max Cook

A slightly bizarre turn of events in the Kerry Max Cook case; he was released in 1999 after 3 botched murder trials and 20 years in prison. Although he signed a plea deal for his release, he’s been fighting to prove his actual innocence to this day.

He recently fired his Innocence Project lawyers, accusing them of bullying him into a plea deal that would remove any accountability from the prosecutors who imprisoned him. He plans to represent himself in the future.

I admire his fortitude, and hope that he finally receives justice. I wonder sometimes what would have happened if Carlos Coy had taken the plea deal that prosecutors offered him but I think that, ultimately, the truth is what matters and it’s what you have to fight for.

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