Sunday, October 13, 2019

Marilyn Mulero: Chicago, Illinois: (Clemency (Part Two): A Detective Reynaldo Guevara and Detective Ernest Halvorsen (retired detenctives) case..."two retired Chicago cops whose cases have resulted in 19 exonerations to date."..." Marilyn Mulero is serving a life sentence and her lawyers say it's due to misconduct by Reynaldo Guevara. Mulero has been in prison for nearly three decades. She was sentenced to death after pleading guilty to murder with no trial. However, now she's serving a life sentence, but maintains her confession was coerced and that she's innocent. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board listened to arguments Wednesday morning on behalf of Mulero, who is now 49, seeking clemency from Governor JB Pritzker for a 1992 murder in Humboldt Park she says she did not commit. Mulero is currently incarcerated."

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This Blog is interested in false confessions because of the disturbing number of exonerations in the USA, Canada and multiple other jurisdictions throughout the world, where, in the absence of incriminating forensic evidence the conviction is based on self-incrimination  (as well as false identification and jailhouse informants) – and because of the growing body of  scientific research showing how vulnerable suspects (especially juveniles)  are to widely used interrogation methods  such as  the notorious ‘Reid Technique.’"

Harold Levy: Publisher: The Charles Smith Blog;


QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I can't believe this lack of due process happened in the United States of America, that a 21-year-old was sentenced to death without a trial," said Justin Brooks, director of the California Innocence Project."


QUOTE TWO OF THE DAY: "So far it's only been men who have been exonerated. Marilyn would be the first woman. It's unbelievable that they would only have perpetrated this against men. They certainly did against women, but Marylin and other women have just not had their voices heard yet," said Lauren Myerscough-Mueller with The Exoneration Project. Mulero's attorneys pointed to fabricated evidence and a confession to the true killer, Jacqueline Montanez, who has confessed to being the sole murderer of both victims. Montanez has since been re-sentenced and is due to be released in 2023. Meanwhile, Mulero remains in prison for the rest of her life."


PASSAGE OF THE DAY: "The Exoneration Project along with other attorneys who represent the wrongfully convicted say Mulero was forced to confess at the hands of Detective Reynaldo Guevara and Detective Ernest Halvorsen, two retired Chicago cops whose cases have resulted in 19 exonerations to date."


STORY: "Clemency hearing held for woman whose conviction in '92 murder tied to disgraced former Chicago cop,"  published by abc7Chicago on October 19, 2019.

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic"  section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at: Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at: Please send any comments or information on other cases and issues of interest to the readers of this blog to:  Harold Levy: Publisher: The Charles Smith Blog;