Saturday, October 29, 2016

Clemente Javier Aguirre-Jarquin: Birmingham Florida: New trial declared by The Florida Supreme Court (unanimously) for death row inmate thanks to pro bono work by the law firm 'Bradley Arant' - after having been wrongfully convicted of murdering two women in 2004..."The Florida Supreme Court’s unanimous decision is a decisive vindication for Mr. Aguirre, who has always maintained his innocence,” (defence lawyer Lindsey) Boney said. “The court recognized that there is now, undeniably, overwhelming evidence that someone else murdered these women and a whole host of newly discovered evidence showing that Mr. Aguirre couldn't have committed these crimes. We are relieved for Mr. Aguirre, who has suffered for 10 long years on death row for a crime that he did not commit, but there is still work to do to ensure that he is fully and finally vindicated, and ultimately granted his freedom.” In the years since Aguirre's 2006 trial, investigators conducted DNA testing on certain crime scene evidence for the first time, and none of the approximately 150 items tested contained Aguirre’s DNA. Instead, eight crime-scene bloodstains - found within inches of the victims’ blood - revealed the DNA of one of the victims’ daughter/granddaughter, who has since confessed to the murders on several occasions. Additionally, new forensic evidence has revealed that Aguirre’s clothes could not have been worn by the murderer."

RELEASE: "Bradley attorneys overturn death penalty conviction in Florida," by Tim Steere, published by the Birmingham Business Journal on October 28, 2016.  (Tim Steere is the digital producer at the Birmingham Business Journal.

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