Thursday, December 20, 2007

 

Judge Rules on Paul House Case/Poll on Tennessean


Judge Rules on the Paul House Case

Judge Harry Mattice ruled just hours ago that Paul House will be granted a conditional writ of habeas corpus resulting in the VACATION OF HIS CONVICTION AND SENTENCE unless the state commences a new trial against him within 180 days after the judgment become final. At this point, the state’s intentions are unclear, but our hope is that resources and time will not be wasted on a retrial when there is no real evidence remaining against House.

This news has been over 20 years in the making and means that Paul House is on his way to becoming the 127th exoneree nationwide and the second in Tennessee in the last month. Needless to say, this is the best holiday news any of us could have received. All of the prayers, actions, letters, and events made this moment possible for Paul House and his mother, Joyce.

TCASK is so grateful to all of you who partner with us in this struggle for a more just and compassionate Tennessee. As more news becomes available, TCASK will post it on the blog.

Vote YES for Abolition on Tennessean

On the website of The Tennessean there is a poll asking this question: Do you think Tennessee should abolish the death penalty? Please go to their website HERE and vote YES right now (this poll will not be up long). If you are having trouble finding the poll, it is located near the bottom of the front page of the website.


Comments :
Wonderful news!
 
So how soon could he get out? Does he have to wait 6 months to see what the state is going to do?
It is great news - just want him out of there sooner than later of course.
 
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