Reggie, his family and supporters have waited a long time for the Missouri Supreme Court to rule on this 25-year-old case. On August 6, 2013 Judge Michael Manners issued his findings in a 109 page report to the state’s high court. Appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court, Judge Manners took four years to review court transcripts, video tapes and exhibits relating to the 1991 deaths of Robin and Julie Kerry in the Chain of Rocks Bridge Case.
Today we got good news from the Missouri Supreme Court. In a 4-3 decision, the Court ruled to vacate Reggie's convictions and sentences for first-degree murder. The case now goes to Attorney General Koster who has 60 days to make a decision to retry Reggie. If the state does not retry him, the case against Reggie will be dismissed.
Even when charges are dropped, Reggie "will remain in state custody pursuant to a 15-year sentence in a different matter." Many of you who read this in the Court Summary wondered what it means. During Reggie's incarceration, he was hit with a bogus assault charge on a prison guard. He was convicted and sentenced. The fight for justice won't stop with the murder charges. We must be committed to fight for the day when Reggie is truly free.
We are so grateful for all your efforts over the years to bring Reggie's struggle for justice to this point. We ask for your continued support in the days and weeks ahead. Stay tuned for updates and ways to get involved.
Read Court ruling here