Pete Coones Died A Free Man

Mr. Coones spent 12 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit.

Here's a worthwhile glimpse at his story that reminds us neither law enforcement nor the criminal justice system are infallible.

Read more of a remarkable person who passed away only 108 days following his exoneration . . .

Pete Coones, wrongly convicted man recently freed from prison, dies of cancer

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Pete Coones died from cancer this weekend. He was 64 years old. His legal team confirmed the news in this statement: It is with great sorrow and outrage that the Midwest Innocence Project and the law firm of Morgan Pilate announce that exoneree Olin "Pete" Coones, Jr., passed away on February 21, 2021, just three and a half months after his exoneration and return to freedom on November 5, 2020.

Comments

Anonymous said…
RIP. The system failed him during the trial.
Anonymous said…
This has been going on for ages. We can see clearly the system wrought with fraud in numerous cases of voting malfeasance dismissed out of hand by progressives and deep state judges.
Anonymous said…
Poor man. And you know those twelve years of prison shortened his life big time. Shitty unhealthy food. Mental distress. No peace and quiet. Being around low and vicious rabble etc etc
There should be an investigation conducted by the U. S. Supreme Court whenever this is discovered. Everyone involved in putting him in jail should serve the same amount of time he did
Anonymous said…
" The system failed " .. Spoken by people that can't even get your order right at MCdonalds. Now list all your failures. LOL
Anonymous said…
Yes, what happened was a tragic mistake. But no, I don't think our current judicial system should be changed.
I still believe in our system. Why was he convicted 12 yrs ago? Double murder? I seriously doubt it was a flimsy case.
East Patrol Corruption said…
Wrongfully convicted, wrongfully evicted...yet the real conspirators are still taking up valuable oxygen on earth. Life in America seems overrated with all the suffering of the innocent.