Thursday, January 12, 2012

Group petitions board arguing for man's innocence

He's been called Timothy Krajcir's tenth victim.

Today a group lead by the Downstate Innocence Project fought for Grover Thompson, a man they believe was wrongfully convicted of a crime the serial killer confessed to.

Wednesday, SIU law students, police from Carbondale and Cape Girardeau along with Grover Thompson's family petitioned the Illinois Prisoner Review Board in the state capitol arguing for Thompson's innocence.

The board of two men and two women gave the group 25 minutes to present evidence of why they think Grover Thompson should be exonerated.

The case was featured by KFVS-TV in an January 11, 2012, report.

Watch the story online