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  • Stefanie Collins
    Free the Yogurt Shop Defendants! Tell the DA --- Drop ALL the charges NOW! Convicted of the horrific 1991 Yogurt Shop murders of four young girls in Austin
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 21, 2008
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      Free the Yogurt Shop Defendants! Tell the DA ---  Drop ALL the charges NOW!

      Convicted of the horrific 1991 Yogurt Shop murders of four young girls in Austin TX, Michael Scott and Robert Springsteen have been in prison in Texas for nearly a decade, despite no physical evidence of their guilt.  They have both maintained their innocence of these crimes from the beginning. 

      They were convicted on the basis of false testimony -- the "confessions" that they gave under police coercion.  In Scott's case, this coercion happened at gunpoint, as is shown on video.  Over 50 men have made similar "confessions" to their crime, many of whom did not even appear in court.    Certain pieces of evidence that would have been essential to the defense of Scott or Springsteen were not even tested by DNA analysts. 

      Finally, the fingerprints and DNA found at the scene point to a still unknown perpetrator -- NOT SCOTT OR SPRINGSTEEN, by the state's own admission.

      The Travis County DA's office chose to retry these two men, despite the ample evidence of their innocence.  That means that they are spending OUR money to put these innocent men back in prison -- while allowing whoever committed these atrocities to remain free. 

      Please sign the petition calling for Scott and Springsteen's immediate release: 
      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/dropallcharges

      Sign away and pass along.

      Also, if you have a myspace account, add FREE the Yogurt Shop Defendants to your friends:  http://www.myspace.com/dropallcharges !

      Read more at:

      http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid:613673
      http://www.keyetv.com/content/news/coverage/story.aspx?content_id=cf689f05-cffa-4a05-bd7e-810ca513496b


      Thanks,

      Stefanie Collins
      Campaign to End the Death Penalty - Austin
       
      Justice for Rodney Reed -- an innocent man on Texas' death row
      www.freerodneyreed.org


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