October 8, 2010
Mississippi Death Row - The Frederick Bell Story
In May 1991, 19-year-old Bell was charged for the robbery and murder of store clerk Bert Bell (no relation). He was tried, convicted and sentenced to death in 1993, largely because his trial attorneys failed to even investigate the case or conduct DNA testing beforehand.
Since 1993, Bell has sat caged in a prison cell on Mississippi's death row, denied access to the courts, despite newly discovered evidence that strongly suggests he is completely innocent in this case. Tonight we are joined by Frederick Bell's sister Tonja and Carol Leonard of Prison Reform Movement. They will share her Mr. Bell's story with you our listening audience.
Labels: death penalty