By Melody Bitzer on April 9, 2021

Lying jailhouse witness stole Pete Coones' life from kids | The Kansas City  Star

Long after our father had been wrongfully convicted, while we were growing up without him, essential pieces of information were uncovered that had been withheld from his defense attorney showing that the jailhouse witness was not reliable.

One of the key pieces of false evidence brought against our father were the words of an incarcerated informant — a man whom neither our father nor his family had ever even known, who told lie after lie to a jury who believed him, and whose testimony ultimately led to our father’s conviction and nearly 13 years of unjust imprisonment.

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