Help Us Free A Wrongfully Convicted Man
On March 21, 2023, the legal team submitted its Third Supplemental Filing to the court, along with the result of our ballistics report. The results showed us what we've known all along - the gun was in the possession of law enforcement from 1973 through two days after the murder.
Published March 15,2021, Davis Vanguard Reporter Roxanna Jarvis interviews Legal Team Member Alexandra Cock about updates on Chief's Case, how the legal team came to be, and how COVID has impacted Chief.
Published February 1,2021, The Davis Vanguard Interviews Chief's Lawyers Tony Serra and Curtis Briggs about expectations for the future of Chief's case, the current conditions at San Quentin during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what Chief's release could mean for the future of the death penalty in the US
Published November 17, 2020, the article tells the story of the events which led to his arrest in 1978, Chief's childhood, and the newly discovered evidence in his case which shows that he was wrongfully convicted.
Filed October 2, 2020
(Note: Subsequently filed in Fresno Superior Court March 8, 2021)
The 219 page Petition contains 19 claims which describe how Chief’s constitutional rights have been violated throughout the last 43 years and that he is unlawfully imprisoned. The vast majority of the 3400 pages of Exhibits to the Petition, through law enforcement reports, prove extensive, egregious prosecutorial misconduct. The trial transcripts contain many instances of the false testimony given by law enforcement and Billy Brown, at the direction of the prosecution.