Originally posted on HumansinShadow.wordpress.com:
Urge Arkansas Governor to Grant Clemency to Belynda Goff
Belynda Goff is seeking clemency from Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe for her two decades old murder conviction for the killing of her husband, Stephen. Stephen, who Belynda awoke to find lying unconscious just inside the doorway of their apartment, had been allegedly involved in an arson scheme at the time of his death and had told Beynda’s brother that he feared for his life. Despite there being no murder weapon found inside the apartment, no witness claiming she was the killer and no physical evidence linking her to the murder, Belynda became the target of the investigation and was eventually tried and convicted.
The Innocence Project has been fighting for and eventually won DNA testing in Belynda’s case. While we were seeking testing, however, crucial pieces of evidence were lost. While we are moving forward with DNA testing on the remaining…
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