The Case of Larry E. Jackson
Alabama Prisoner - professes innocence
 
 If you would like to help Larry, please write to him.  He will provide you with the documentation which he says prove he is innocent of the crime.

October 2, 2002

Larry E. Jackson
127495 G2B-216
1000 St. Clair Road
Springville, AL 35146-5582

Dear Mrs. Swiney:

I received the documents and your letter and I'm glad to hear that Pat is doing okay, and yes when these prison officials keep doing peoples wrong, especially, Mr. Patrick, only because he is for what's right and is very outspoken person about the wrongs and injustices being done to inmates and convicts.  Hey, I know you all heard about one of the prison guards here being set up by the Fed., and an inmate he'd already beat for some money a while back.  And he was caught with the marked money and the drugs he were about to bring in and now he's supposed to be ratting on all the other guards that have been doing the same thin here. 

Mrs. Swiney, I understand where exactly you are coming from when it comes to proving a claim of your actual innocence and when I type up the part of the pathologist testimony, I just wanted your pathologist [Pat said he wanted to scan the affidavit - warrant - indictment - death certificate - and autopsy reports, to be able to see how he testified pertaining to the victim's alleged numerous head injuries he were used to describe to the jury.  I don't have my trial transcript, but I have enough to show that I was not tied or linked to the crime actually committed on May 16, 1983, and not on May 14, or 15, of 1983, as my alleged lawyer allowed the D.A. to tell the jury in his opening statement, and that I had robbed the victim, and get nearly on his knee demonstrating to the jury how I had supposed to place my hand around his neck and choke him after I had beat his brain out with a stick of stove wood that the D.A. and counsel had stipulated to as being the murder weapon at which time judge allowed it to be introduced into evidence.

I gave Pat all the documents I had when I gave him those you received from us, so he could glance through them too to see if there was anything else that could be sent because he'd said something about seeing if my case could be put on the website. But he brought them back without ever going through them because you have so much to do Sherry, and to be honest I feel you do enough by being out there struggling trying to get Mr. Patrick out of this mess ad correspond with other inmates throughout the U.S. and what information the doctor can give his opinion of may can help and I appreciate everything.

One other thin I want to say is that the jury convicted me.  My lawyers allowed the D.A. to pick his assistant, Daryl Drinkard, who had withdrawn from my case to be his assistant cousin as a juror.  The Lt. Burge, of Jackson Police Department's brother was a juror.  Sgt. Horn, of Jackson Police Department's niece and the sister of one of the lawyer assistant to represent me at trial was a juror.  A part-time Sheriff Deputy was a juror and other law officials related were jurors.  They found me guilty and Chief Deputy of the Sheriff's Department was the bailiff.  And I couldn't recall any of those jurors being picked while I was in court ad saw in transcripts where they had been.

The Sheriff and Chief told a Federal Magistrate in Mobile, Alabama on 9-30-83 that Sheriff Ray Sheffield was out of town in May of 1983 and had nothing to do with Mr. Taylor's death investigation nor any sheriff duties, that Jackson Police Department and State Investigator, Jayda, were head of that investigation. Then they both got on the stand at my trial saying they saw me a hundred or two hundred feet standing in the woods from where the victim's body was located on 5-18-83, lying under oath and my lawyer knew that.

They suppressed evidence such as boot print.  A cast was made of right at the shallow grave Mr. Taylor was found in on 5-17-83, matching the soles of the boots setting on Jessie B. Robinson's front porch before he committed suicide on 5-28-83 after I, my father, Larry Dubose and his girlfriend proved he'd lied about seeing me with my father and Rosemary at Mr. Taylor's house on 5-14-83, when it was Larry Dubose with them, causing the victim's family to put police on me for no apparent reasons and out of five suspects - me, my Dad, L. Dubose, R. Parker, Jessie B. Robinson, and Audrey Stephen, I was the ONLY one arrested without a warrant or probable cause - as you saw for yourself from the warrant affidavit and the death certificate.

I have a copy of the preliminary hearing transcript and documents showing there was nothing to tie or link me to the crime, and copies of orders showing how the judge allowed the D.A. to suppress evidence that could have shown someone other than I committed the crime, and of how he conspired to allow me to be wrongfully convicted.  And if I could get this information all on your web site, I would like to if I can get someone to assist me.  I know and God knows I didn't commit the crime, and all I need is some help to show and prove that and I know you have your hands full trying to assist Mr. Patrick, and I would feel a lot better knowing my case was on such a well-known web site, that someone might be willing to assist me.

I'm going to say bye for now, but before I do, tell Patrick I said Hi.  And take care.

Thank you,
Larry

Larry E. Jackson
127495 G2B-216
1000 St. Clair Road
Springville, AL 35146-5582


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