Wrongful Convictions News™ presents, We the Jury™ a podcast where each episode, you the listener, will be presented a case (some familiar and some not) by our Case Review Manager, Debra Fulton. She will examine how the jury came to its verdict and why it is most likely that a wrongful conviction occurred. Was there prosecutorial misconduct at play? Were there eyewitnesses that got it wrong or had their own agenda? Did the investigators have tunnel vision? Whatever the cause, we will explore each case to determine what went wrong.

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Season One

EPISODE 6, Part 1

The Scott Peterson Case

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This month, Case Review Manager, Debra Fulton, has truly outdone herself. Tune in and listen as she dives into the Scott Peterson case. That's right--one of America's most hated men. If you believe what the media has dished out, then listen closely; you may not believe your ears. The Murder Express has left the terminal with false evidence and tunnel vision riding in first-class, while due process and a fair trial have missed the locomotive altogether. It's a runaway train, folks, and it's quite possible that Scott could have been railroaded.

Because of the way the media reported this case, so many people refuse to even consider the possibility that he didn't commit this crime. Listen with an open mind and you just might learn something new about this case! Who knows, perhaps you will change your mind altogether. 

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Episode Six, pt. 1--The Scott Peterson Case

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Season One

EPISODE 4, Part 2

The Adnan Syed Case

Depending on where one stands, Adnan Syed is either guilty of murder or a victim of a justice system that has wrongly convicted and imprisoned him now for over half his life. Adnan was arrested at aged 17, denied bail, and was convicted of his ex-girlfriend's murder, Hae Min Lee, in 2000. In a new HBO docuseries, Adnan said that it was an 'unstoppable force of sadness' after Hae was murdered, and then he was arrested that February and charged. 'It's almost like there's a flood outside your house, before you even come to terms with that, now there's a fire inside your house,' Adnan explains. How the jury managed to surpass "reasonable doubt" in this case is beyond belief. There are at least three viable suspects that could have murdered Hae-THREE! As you listen to Adnan's case, see if you can rule any of them out.

There are three ways to support Adnan: You can contribute any amount, once or as often as you'd like at Launchgood.com/FreeAdnan. You can become a monthly supporter for as little a dollar a month at patreon.com/freeadnan, where you'll find bonus content related to the case. And you can purchase newly designed, and beautifully made Free Adnan merchandise at onemission.fund/support/freeadnan. If you didn't catch those, don't worry, we'll put them in the show notes and post them on our social media as well.


Lividity marks spoke of at 6:10 of podcast.

School campus mentioned at 7:20



Car and tires discussed at 24:56 of the podcast.

Windshield wiper wand and ignition collar talked about at 24:42.


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Sir William Blackstone said in 1765, "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer". Blackstone's principle is a cornerstone of criminal law. That's why we presume people to be innocent until proven guilty. John Adams expanded on that principle and predicted the state we are in now:

It is more important that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt be punished; for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world, that all of them cannot be punished.... when innocence itself, is brought to the bar and condemned, especially to die, the subject will exclaim, 'it is immaterial to me whether I behave well or ill, for virtue itself is no security.' And if such a sentiment as this were to take hold in the mind of the subject that would be the end of all security whatsoever

It's a tragedy that so much of our American justice system seems determined to thwart that principle these days. We are so intent on throwing people into jail that guilt or innocence doesn't much matter.


Season One

EPISODE FOUR, Part 1

The Adnan Syed Case

Depending on where one stands, Adnan Syed is either guilty of murder or a victim of a justice system that has wrongly convicted and imprisoned him now for over half his life. Adnan was arrested at aged 17, denied bail, and was convicted of his ex-girlfriend's murder, Hae Min Lee, in 2000. In a new HBO docuseries, Adnan said that it was an 'unstoppable force of sadness' after Hae was murdered, and then he was arrested that February and charged. 'It's almost like there's a flood outside your house, before you even come to terms with that, now there's a fire inside your house,' Adnan explains. How the jury managed to surpass "reasonable doubt" in this case is beyond belief. There are at least three viable suspects that could have murdered Hae-THREE! As you listen to Adnan's case, see if you can rule any of them out.

There are three ways to support Adnan: You can contribute any amount, once or as often as you'd like at Launchgood.com/FreeAdnan. You can become a monthly supporter for as little a dollar a month at patreon.com/freeadnan, where you'll find bonus content related to the case. Or you can become an advocate for Adnan and share his story to anyone who will listen.

We need your support now more than ever, thank you for it.

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Season One

EPISODE THREE

The Crosley Green Case

Crosley Green, a 62-year-old man who has been fighting for his freedom for decades, is now facing a new hurdle-a coronavirus outbreak at his prison. Crosley Green's murder conviction was overturned in 2018, and his attorneys have filed an emergency motion for his release.

Crosley Green was supposed to be released 2 years ago but he was kept in prison because a Florida attorney general appealed that decision. And now his attorneys fear for his health. Crosley's case is unlike other cases because he has had a Federal court rule that he was wrongly convicted. So based on what the court has ruled, Crosley shouldn't be in prison at all. As of today, his attorney are unaware of his condition other than there has been an inmate that has tested positive for the coronavirus in his cellblock. They have no way to communicate with him at this time.

In Crosley's filings, his attorneys wrote, "If Mr. Green dies of Covid-19, it will be a miscarriage of justice of unconscionable proportions." This statement was released on August 10, 2020. As of that date, the number of inmates that tested positive was 144, it had more than doubled in TWO DAYS.

Our prayers are with you, Crosley. All of us at We the Jury™ and Wrongful Convictions News™ are praying for your safety and release. We apologize that our government has done this to you and we hope you will somehow forgive us all.

Sources for this episode include:

"Crosley Green, Imprisoned for 31 Years, Says He's the Victim of a Racial Hoax." CBS News, CBS Interactive, 2020, www.cbsnews.com/news/crosley-green-imprisoned-murder-wrongful-conviction-claim-racial-hoax-48-hours/.

"Crosley Green's Decades-long fright to prove innocence complicated by COVID- 19." Yahoo News, 2020, news.yahoo.com/crosley-greens-decadeslong-fight-prove-143109164.html


Season One

In this episode, Debra presents the case of Julius Jones. She discusses what was used against Julius to obtain a guilty verdict, including incentivized witnesses. There was plenty of doubt in this case, but yet Julius is still sitting on death row.

In this case, like so many others, "It's important to understand how someone who has money is able to buy their way out of jail or prison, so you're much better off in our justice system if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent," said Sam Brooke, the Deputy Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, in the article You're Better Off 'Rich and Guilty Than Poor and Innocent', in The Crime Report.

Most likely if Julius would have been financially comfortable, this case would never have seen the inside of a courtroom in the first place, as the identification would have excluded him-game over.

How is it just that the State gets to play the game with a Professional All-Star team while the defense has to play with nothing but a mere little league team? The saddest part of that question is the lack of hyperbole. The DA in Julius' case, Cowboy Bob Macy, Oklahoma County district attorney for 21 years, was famous-or should I say infamous-for being the second deadliest DA in the United States; unfortunately, he thought that was a compliment. Alas, almost half of his cases would go on to be overturned. While on the opposite side of 'justice,' Julius Jones, lacking the funds for the exorbitant fees it costs for a high-priced private attorney, wound up with a public defender who had never tried a death penalty case before and also had 70-80 other cases at the same time-Professional All-Star team...little league team! Got it?

Listen as Debra explains how teenager Julius Jones is forced to pay the ultimate price for a debt it is most likely he never owed.

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Season One 

EPISODE ONE

In this episode, Debra presents the Darlie Routier case. She discusses what evidence the prosecution used against Darlie, and also the items that were kept from the jury.