Humberto Sanchez-Rengifo was convicted of the sexual assault of a 15 year old girl on June 16, 1997, and sentenced to life without parole.
Huberto claims this was a case of mistaken identity. The attacker allegedly sexually assaulted the victim for two hours, raping her after threatening her with a knife.
A semen stain found on the sheet of the bed where the assault took place was found to be from another man. A fingerprint expert testified that none of the latent fingerprints recovered from the scene connected Humberto to the offense.
Huberto claims an identification card with his picture on it was found in the victim’s mother’s bedroom, where the rape occurred. According to Huberto, officers displayed the card to the victim and inquired if that was her assailant. The victim gave a vague and inconclusive response. However, by the time of the jury trial, her story changed and she was now certain Huberto was her assailant.
In March 2013 two young men Garreth Stephens & Jared Sowders were arrested in Clark Co. Indiana and charged with the murder of Steven Baldwin, based solely on hearsay from the original suspect in the case who was a known drug dealer.
They spent almost 6 months behind bars before being released on bail.
There was no physical evidence or evidence of any kind that placed either boy at the crime scene.
Both Garreth and Jared had strong alibis.
Garreth was 19 years old, a student at Indiana State, a private pilot who was in the ISU aviation program completing his federal aviation requirements to be a commercial pilot. Jared was 18 years old, had just graduated high school, was sworn into the Army and was getting ready to leave for boot camp.
On November 14, 2014, a jury found Jared and Garreth not guilty.
Defense attorneys Bart Betteau and Perry McCall called the exoneration a vindication.
Bart Bettau stated: “Not only did we prove that there wasn’t enough evidence out there to convict them. I think Perry and I together proved they were absolutely innocent.”
David Camm was acquitted in October 2013 after three trials.
The case of David Camm, accused of killing his wife and two young children. David was in custody from October 2000 until found Not Guilty on 24th October 2013, apart from the period from 26 January 2005 to 9th March 2005, when he was released on bond.
On 24th October 2013, David Camm was found NOT Guilty on all charges.
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A MUST read article by Bill Clutter : Private Investigator Gary Dunn working to free David Camm – the inside story.
Post trial coverage by Dateline : http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/54240184#54240184…
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Hubert was staying with his uncle & aunt, James’ parents. The detectives did not suspect Hubert when they came to arrest James, but then James’ mother called the police and alleged that Hubert admitted to stabbing Keith.
The media reported that Hubert was the killer, he was offered 30 years in a plea bargain to testify against James & Megan, he declined.
The state brought witnesses
(1) James’ ex (JX) that is still in love with James, who testified against Hubert.
(2) James’ mother (JM) who alleged that Hubert talked to JM on Misty’s phone (not true), and allegedly said he stabbed the victim.
There was a hat found by police in Keith’s backyard that had Hubert’s DNA, James’ DNA and also two unknown people. This hat was worn by many people, it is not clear how the hat got there.
A cigarette stub was found in Keith’s home with Hubert’s DNA on it, however Hubert had visited Keith’s home on previous occasions, so this should not have been suspicious.
Hubert could not raise the last $4,500 needed for a private attorney, and the case was passed to a public defender who was not well prepared for trial.
Megan and Levi were scared, so they cooked up a plot, with Rachel’s help ( Rachel being Levi’s mum ).
Featured Case #4
James Stone is innocent, but has lost nearly 30 years of his life.
Around 5am on August 10, 1985, a young woman was stabbed twice 40 miles West of New Albany, Indiana. She had given James Stone a lift home around 2am. James never left home, as his family knew for certain, however the woman accused James, likely out of fear of her real attacker.
The police believed the story of the woman, concocted false evidence to support the story, and James was wrongly convicted. Trial facts:
o A tape recording of a detective’s perjured testimony was erased, resulting in an incomplete record of the trial.
o The erased perjury was a detective’s claim to have matched James’ tennis shoes to the crime scene. In fact testimony from another detective proved this to be impossible, the shoes were locked in a car boot the whole time.
o An ex-boyfriend of the woman was never questioned by police and his existence was concealed from the jury. The break-up was just a week before the attack.
o The prosecutor was Stan O. Faith, who lied, suppressed evidence and suborned perjury during the first trial of David Camm, freed after 13 years in prison on October 24, 2013.
Hearing on 14 November 2014 was postponed.
Appeal hearing March 19, 2015 – denied.