Thursday, 31 December 2009

Florida Innocence Project's Seth Miller Discusses James Bain Exoneration

Last Thursday morning Christmas came early for James (Jamie) Bain when a judge in Polk County vacated his conviction and dropped all charges against him. Jamie had been in prison for 35 years for a crime that DNA testing proved he didn’t commit. He was only 19 years old when he went into prison and today he walks out a 54-year-old man.

Jamie submitted handwritten motions four times seeking DNA testing, but he was denied each time. He was denied the fifth time, too, but an appeals court overturned that denial. The Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) stepped in to assist Mr. Bain, and he was finally able to get the DNA testing he’d wanted for so many years, and which ultimately proved his innocence.

Jamie Bain is looking forward to seeing his mother in Tampa, and spending the holidays as a free man with his family. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.


mike said...

sisselnor said...

I want to post this info here too :

My name is Keith A. Sanders and I was charged with two counts of murder in Illinois, at the age of 17. I was sentenced to natural life without parole for a wrongful conviction at the age of 18. I am now 32 years old. I have been incarcerated for fifteen and a half years for such wrongful conviction.

Feel free to post info about the case