From the Justice Denied: Special Edition
CORRECTION & APOLOGY:
Mr. James Anderson created the cover for our Special Edition of Justice:
Denied, but somehow, giving him credit for it was overlooked. We apologize to
Mr. Anderson for this grievous oversight, and thank him for his understanding
in this matter. He has provided other art to us, and we are eager to make
amends to him.
The Editor and Staff of Justice: Denied.
From Volume 2 Issue 3:
Burrell and Graham: DNA had nothing to do with it -- A correction. We are
grateful to Mr. Trenticosta for setting the record straight. --The Staff at
From Nick Trenticosta, one of the attorneys for Albert Burrell:
I am one of Albert Burrell's lawyers and I just came across your web site.
It's great. Thanks. CORRECTION: DNA had nothing to do with their release.
Nothing. They were released when it was proven that the cops and the
prosecutors engaged in gross misconduct, presented false evidence, lied,
cheated and stole.
At the scene, blood was discovered on a doorjamb. Prior to trial, serological
analysis showed the blood to come from one of the victims, not from Graham or
Burrell, and the state never attempted to show that the blood was from any
After Graham's reversal and while the government was contemplating retrial,
the prosecutor had the blood DNA tested with the hope that it would give a
DNA profile of the real killer. The test came back showing it was the
victim's blood, as always believed. The prosecutor wanted desperately (for
public opinion purposes) to be able to say that they had a DNA profile of the
real killer, therefore no one would be able to question the wisdom of the
prosecutor's dismissal of charges on G and B.
The media is hot to trot on the use of DNA science to exonerate and latched
on to this information in order to make the story a simple one. The Baton
Rouge Morning Advocate is soon to release a 3 part series on the case that
will go deeply into the reasons these two guys were released and how the
government manufactured the case for guilt.