Part 2 - Jimmy Dennis is Innocent
Jimmy Dennis

Jimmy's Alibi is Supported by Three Other Individuals
Willis Meredith, LaTanya Cason, and James Murray all support Jimmy's alibi. At the time of the murder, Jimmy had left his father's apartment and was on a city bus.

LaTanya Cason, who was merely an acquaintance of Jimmy's, unintentionally gave false information at Jimmy's trial. Ms. Cason and Jimmy remembered seeing each other in the afternoon on the day of the murder, after they both exited the K bus at Henry and Midvale Avenue at approximately 2:00 p.m. Because of some shopping she had done, Ms. Cason knew that she saw Jimmy about an hour to an hour and a half after cashing her check. Her check receipt was stamped at 13:03 in military time. Falsely believing that 13:03 meant 3:03 p.m., Ms. Cason estimated at the trial that she saw Jimmy between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. Now that she is aware that 13:03 is 1:03 p.m., she has given a statement that she would have seen Jimmy between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m., which supports Jimmy's alibi. Also, Ms. Cason estimated in her trial testimony that she worked until 2:00 p.m. that day. However, this was not possible, given that her check was stamped at 1:03 p.m. Though the prosecutor and the police had a copy of the check receipt, her false assumptions were not corrected.


Jimmy Was Not Involved in a Previous Incident in Which the Earrings Were Stolen Chedell Williams' former boyfriend, Walter Gilliard, testified at the trial that Miss Williams' earrings had been stolen previously, in June of 1991, just four months prior to her murder. Mr. Gilliard testified that Miss Williams had pointed out to him who had stolen the earrings, and that Jimmy wasn't this person. Mr. Gilliard stated that he learned on the street who had purchased the earrings from the thief, and he bought them back for Miss Williams for approximately $125.00. Jimmy was also not involved in the sale or the recovery of the earrings.  In fact, no connection between Jimmy and the earrings was ever established.


 

No Confession
Jimmy has maintained his innocence since day one.

Twenty-six individuals vouched for Jimmy's good character and/or testified on Jimmy's behalf during the court proceedings.

 

 


 

LOST

by Jimmy Dennis

I awake

everyday on my knees

praying this nightmare

would end

I've lost family

loved ones

watched my daughters

grow up in pain without me

in pictures I see them mature

and I cry

the distance is endless

dreams stolen away

I am a part of the 13 percent innocent

I am Jimmy A. Dennis #BY-7796

5,181 days and time ticks death

This poem was written by Jimmy on Jan. 28, 2006. 

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