The level of killing is starting to ramp up again on local streets.
However, an old school case and hope to fight "injustice" has occupied the attention of a Courthouse leader . . . Here's the word . . .
"Most of us have heard the famous quotation that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ Kevin Strickland stands as our own example of what happens when a system set to be just, just gets it terribly wrong.
"The Missouri General Assembly and Gov. Parson deserve credit for creating a new legal avenue for a local prosecutor to seek relief. Making it possible for an officer of the court to stand before a judge and argue to correct a grave wrong is a system of justice we can all stand behind.
"We look forward to presenting our evidence in the same courtroom where Mr. Strickland was convicted."
Statement from Jean Peters Baker
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Using New Missouri Law, Jackson County Prosecutor Files Motion To Free Kevin Strickland After 43 Years
In a first-of-its-kind court filing in Missouri, the Jackson County prosecutor said Kevin Strickland, in prison for 43 years for a triple murder, is "actually innocent" and that he "should not remain in custody a day longer." According to the motion filed over the weekend and made public Monday, Strickland's innocence is "clear and convincing."
JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. - Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has filed a motion to free Kevin Strickland from a Missouri prison. Most of us have heard the famous quotation that 'injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' Kevin Strickland stands as our own example of what happens when a system set to be just, [...]
Jackson County prosecutor files motion to free Kevin Strickland after 43 years in prison for triple murder
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- The Jackson County prosecutor has filed a motion to free Kevin Strickland, a local man who has served 43 years in prison for a triple murder the prosecutor and legal experts say he did not commit.
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