Thursday, January 12, 2012

Advocates: Clear wrongly convicted man

S.T. Jamison, a Minneapolis special education teacher, told members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board that it was highly unlikely Grover Thompson could have physically committed the 1981 crime against Ida White because of a leg injury that left him hobbled.

"He actually dragged his leg as he walked," Jamison said Wednesday.

The testimony came as part of a hearing aimed at exonerating Thompson of the crime. Jamison joined representatives of the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project and two police detectives in telling the board that convicted serial killer Timothy Krajcir has confessed to stabbing White.

Krajcir is serving life in prison for two Southern Illinois murders and admitted to additional murders in Missouri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

The case was featured in an January 12, 2012, article in The Southern Illinoisan.

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