By: Diane Benjamin
Jamie Snow has been in prison 17 years for a Bloomignton murder he claims he didn’t commit.
William Little was shot in 1991 during a robbery at a gas station where he worked. Snow wasn’t convicted until 2001.
This week Snow made national news when the story aired on a show called Crime Watch. Two lawyers from the Exoneration Project are claiming Snow is innocent and want DNA tested. Jason Chambers, State’s Attorney, has not allowed it.
All three short segments of the show and more information can be seen here: Crime Watch
The videos are worth watching as they show some very troubling aspects of this case. Convicted rapist and former officer Jeff Pelo was the first guy on the scene, but that’s not the worst accusations against the investigation by the Bloomington Police.
Keep in mind the Exoneration Project only takes cases they believe are obvious miscarriages of justice.
At the very least, Jason Chambers should allow them to do the DNA test. Snow was convicted with no physical evidence. If evidence does exist that Snow isn’t guilty, he deserves another chance at justice. William Little’s family also deserve to know if the right guy is in prison.
I could recap a long list of problems with the case against Snow, but I want you to watch the videos instead.
The McLean County State’s Attorney’s office declined to be interviewed for the Crime Watch story.
This is a link to a petition asking Jason Chambers to allow the DNA to be tested at NO expense to the County: http://www.FreeJamie.com