John was wrongfully convicted in 1996 for a crime he did not commit.

After spending 10 years on death row, he is now in general population and still fighting to get his freedom back. 



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The arrest

On January 3, 1995, a team of police officers descended upon the Dewberry family residence in order to arrest John.

The trial

On November 19, 1996, John was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in Jefferson County, Texas.

From death row to general population ...

On June 22, 2005, following the Supreme Court case of Roper v. Simmons, 125 S.Ct.1182,1200 (2005), the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reformed John’s sentence to confinement for life.

... the fight is not over

The federal appeal is pending and a new trial is expected to be ordered soon. We are trying to raise funds to pay for a law firm to fight the case at the new trial.

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