I would like to collect donations for my pen pal Gerald E. Marshall (# 999 489). Gerald (born 1982) is on death row (Polunsky Unit) in Texas. He isn't in contact with his family, and neither gets emotional nor financial support. Gerald always affirms his innocence. Your donations will go towards hiring qualified investigators and attorneys to prove his innocence. He also needs money to buy basic necessities (soap, stamps etc.) in prison. Details about Gerald's case is also under www.geraldmarshall.org and www.facebook.com/4geraldsfreedom.
Gerald's appeal for help:
For over 7 years I’ve been on death row trying to prove that I did not kill any one and that I did not have a fair trial which is the reason why I am on death row. My problem has been the fact my family does not support me financially or mentally. In essence I’ve been left alone to fend for myself, though I’m encaged 22 hours a day. Fortunately I’ve found friends from abroad who have supported me thoughout this ordeal. I’m really grateful for every ones support.
Mostly my attorneys didn’t investigate my innocence. So, for instance, my trial attorneys never interviewed an important witness who can help prove I was not in the Whataburger Restaurant when Christopher Dean was killed and thus provide evidence that I am innocent of murder.
But there is other evidence that can be put forth that would help establish my innocence. Evidence that has never been looked into or listened to includes the tape recording of a prisoner named Dennis Meyer who was in the jail cell with my co-defendants, Ronald Worthy and Kenny Calliham when they were all in jail together. That person, Dennis Meyer, helped Worthy and Calliham write affidavits against me that said that I killed Christopher Dean, when it was not me who committed the murder, but either Worthy and Calliham. Dennis Meyer led the prosecutors in my case to believe that he was helping them. This led the prosecution to give Dennis a reduced sentence in his case. So, for the lies that Meyer made up about me -- while in jail with Worthy and Calliham, Meyer gets a reduced sentence, the real murderers [Worthy and Calliham] do not get charged with murder and I am left facing the death penalty - when I was not even inside the Whataburger Restaurant when Christopher Dean was killed.
I believe if my trial attorney would have done the basic of investigating my case, he would have listened to the tape Meyer made and would have also been able to discover that Ronald Worthy admitted to being in the Whataburger Restaurant the morning of the murder. That would make Worthy the likely killer,
There is other evidence that can be found to help prove that I did not kill Christopher Dean. In the future, I hope to be able to present that evidence.