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 Sign up to Speak Out: Justice for Reggie

Special Master Appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to Hear Evidence on September 17, 2012

Justice for Reggie

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Petition Governor Jay Nixon on Clemency for Reginald Clemons

 Petition to Governor Nixon Reads:

Governor Nixon, we the undersigned believe that the facts surrounding the murders of Julie and Robin Kerry on the Chain of Rocks Bridge in 1991 have yet to be fully uncovered. Police brutality to force a confession, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective counsel and other factors made this a classic case of reasonable doubt. Reggie Clemons has not received due process yet he sits on Missouri’s death row. As governor, you have the authority to slow the process down so that the facts can be thoroughly uncovered and reviewed in this case. We cannot let another innocent person be wrongfully executed.

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About the Case

Reggie Clemons is an African-American man sentenced to death in Missouri after an unfair trial biased in favor of execution.
Reggie was sentenced to death for the 1991 murders of Robin and Julie Kerry, who drowned after plunging from the Chain of Rocks Bridge into the Mississippi River. At the time of his arrest, Reggie was a 19 year-old with no criminal history. He was among a group of four young men (ranging from ages 15 to 23 years) who encountered the Kerry sisters and their cousin, Thomas Cummins (all white), on the bridge. Cummins first confessed to the crime and was immediately charged. The spotlight soon shifted to the three African-Americans and the nightmare began. After exhausting all legal remedies, Reggie received an execution date for June 17, 2009. The Missouri Supreme Court appointed a special master to hear evidence in the case, and the hearing is currently scheduled for September 17, 2012.