Drop the charges in the Yogurt Shop Case!
Come to a Support Action and attend the Hearing!
Wednesday, January 7 at 1:00 pm
Travis County Courthouse Plaza, off Lavaca between 10th and 11th.
Things are heating up in the Yogurt Shop case! As many of you may know, long time CEDP member Jeannine Scott is fighting for her husband Michael Scott, who was wrongfully imprisoned for murder in this case. Several years ago, 4 teenage girls were murdered in an Austin area yogurt shop. 8 years and dozens of false confessions later, 4 young men were indicted for the murders. With no physical evidence, Robert Springsteen was sent to death row and Michael Scott given life. Two other men were not even taken to trial. The basis of the convictions were “confessions” from Mike and Robert, which have been shown to have been coerced Although both men refused to testify against each other, each of their so-called confessions were used in the other’s trial as evidence. It is on the basis of this misuse of the “confessions” that both men had their convictions thrown out and were granted new trials.
Mike’s trial is now slated to begin in February. Meanwhile, yet another round of DNA testing on crucial evidence from the crime scene has been shown not to match any of the men originally indicted.