I want to get to the truth in Ledell Lee’s case

The evidence is still untested, and the public deserves the truth

On April 20, 2017, after 24 years in prison, Ledell Lee was executed for the 1993 murder of Debra Reese in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Lee always maintained his innocence — from the day he was arrested to the day he was executed. 

Lee was denied DNA testing which could have proven his innocence. And even after his execution, local officials refused to test the DNA or search unidentified fingerprints from the crime scene in the national print database. 

Read more: Ledell Lee: What You Should Know About His Case and Execution

Now, new analysis from top forensic experts provides further reason to doubt Lee’s guilt. This evidence could identify the person who killed Debra Reese and posthumously exonerate Lee.

The Innocence Project, the ACLU, the ACLU of Arkansas, the law firm Hogan Lovells US LLP, and Little Rock attorney John Tull  filed a lawsuit on behalf of Lee’s sister Patricia Young to demand this evidence be tested and on Jan. 31, 2020 the Jacksonville Mayor and City Council voted in favor of releasing the evidence. Will you join us in seeking the truth?

Add your name above to stand with us. 

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