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Friday, January 18, 2008

Rocky Mountain High: Special Prosecutor Recommends Freeing Tim Masters After DNA Evidence Discovery

A special prosecutor recommended today that the murder conviction of Tim Masters be thrown out and that he be granted a new trial after learning that DNA found on Peggy Hettrick's clothing was not a match for Masters' DNA.  If Masters' attorney has his way, Masters will be out of prison by this weekend.  I blogged before about the various and sundry improprieties committed by the state in reaching the conclusion that Masters killed Hettrick, and this DNA evidence seems to bear out the argument that if anyone was crazy, it was those who leaped to the conclusion that Masters was a psycho killer, not Masters himself.

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the STATE OF COLORADO OWE'S Timothy Masters = his life
with full wage's lost plus interest!
do not forget all the mental stress and heartbreak he has suffered through all his years in prison.
"do-not", forget to 'HANG' the police officers and court officials that were directly involved in this horrendious miscarriage of justice!

HOW DOES 1 APOLOGISE EFFECTIVELY TO A PERSON FOR A LOSS OF LIFE FROM STUPIDITY? = 'they~can~not~ever'.
i/we wish you well Timothy Masters, may you enjoy the short life that you have left on this earth.

Posted by: Gail Carpenter | Jan 18, 2008 7:48:28 PM

I recommend this article as giving a full background without having to read dozens of news clips.

http://freetimmastersbecause.blogspot.com/2007/07/main-thing-to-know-right-now.html

Pat Hartman

Posted by: Pat Hartman | Jan 18, 2008 8:02:20 PM

The public should demand that the prosecutor who originally prosecuted the case be thrown in jail and dis-barred. Thats the problem there is no consequences to these idoits.

Posted by: Pat | Jan 22, 2008 12:42:36 PM

*QUESTION'S*
* HOW DO THEY REPLACE HIS LOST LIFE?
* HOW DO THEY FIX HIS ATTITUDE?
* HOW DO THEY PLAN ON FINANCIAL COMPENSATION?

PERSONALLY 'if-it-was-me' I WOULD "O W N" THE STATE OF COLORADO.
I HOPE TO 'GOD' THEY "HANG" EVERYBODY INVOLVED IN THIS BLATANT MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE.

Posted by: Gail Carpenter | Jan 22, 2008 2:34:36 PM

* WHERE ARE THE COMMENTS?
* THE "SUPPORT"?
* DOES NOBODY CARE?
AN ATROCITY HAS BEEN COMMITED HERE AGAINST A, REAL. LIVE, WALKING, TALKING, HUMAN BEING.
LET US STAND TOGETHER, HARD AND TOUGH FOR THIS POOR BOY.
SCREAM AND YELL, BE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR!

Posted by: Gail Carpenter | Jan 22, 2008 2:43:30 PM

Because of the amount of these cases I think it's high time we start holding those who conduct the investigations and who prosecute these cases responsible for their actions maybe then they would do what they are paid for and get the ones who commit the crimes instead of innocent people to many times you hear they had another suspect but chose this one or they withhold evidence because it could harm their case if you have such evidence then there is a question of guilt let's start putting them in jail for lying to the court and to the defense it is better that 5 guilty go free than for 1 innocent to be lost. This was a kid with morbid thoughts yes but just thoughts without action any body who has a kid or remembers being such realizes that what we doesn't always reflect what we feel and vice versa hold them accountable with their lives then and only then will they do whats right and not just speedy.

Posted by: sparks | Jan 22, 2008 8:55:41 PM

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