Journalist Michael Hall’s latest installment of the Richard LaFuente story, which was just published in Texas Monthly on June 9, 2014. Click the image below to read the story and see live-action footage of Richard’s release:
After serving 28 years for someone else’s crime, Richard LaFuente was finally released from prison this morning. Interestingly, he was released without explanation. But I think we all know what the explanation is: He, and his codefendants, were innocent to begin with.
But our job is not done. The documentary film must still be made, so that the true killers of Eddie Peltier can be brought to justice, and Richard and his codefendants’ names can be cleared, once and for all.
In conjunction with Richard’s release this morning, we launched a new crowd funding campaign for the film on Indiegogo. We invite you to visit the campaign site, and spread the word deep and wide across your communities. Here’s a link to the Indiegogo campaign: igg.me/at/idl-movie
Together, we’ve gotten this far. Let’s keep going until the job is done!
Another terrific story from Texas Monthly journalist and case devotee, Michael Hall. Click here to read the story: http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/pardon-me-mr-president
GritsForBreakfast.blogspot.com picked up Miles Moffeit’s Dallas Morning News blog posting. Please read and share. Thanks Miles & Grits! http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2013/03/documented-innocence-two-new-films.html
This just in from journalist Miles Moffeit at the Dallas Morning News:
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News of Richard LaFuente’s upcoming executive clemency bid was recently covered by The Innocence Blog, a news and information site hosted by The Innocence Project at the Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Founded by criminal defense lawyers Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, The Innocence Project has played a critical role in the exonerations of over 300 wrongly convicted inmates. Here’s a link to the full story: http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/Clemency_Bid_for_Texas_Man_Convicted_of_a_North_Dakota_Murder.php
We wanted everyone to know that the wonderful story Michael Hall wrote for The New York Times is now running in Texas Monthly. Thanks, Michael and TM!
This just in from our journalist friend and consultant on the film, Michael Hall, via The New York Times!
Here’s the TV news companion piece to the previous post, which aired Friday, November 2, on Fox 34 in Lubbock. This is our first TV news coverage and we’re thankful to Jennifer Castillo, Patty Sepulveda and the folks at Fox 34!