There is NO Physical Evidence linking me to this terrible crime. The Police have NEVER had ANY physical evidence proving I was at the scene of the crime, in the getaway car, that I handled the murder weapon or that I committed this horrific crime. NO DNA Evidence, NO Motive, NO Murder Weapon. The ONLY evidence that the Police/Prosecutors presented to the court/jury were 2 False Inconsistent/Contradictory ‘Witness’ Statements. My whole case was founded on LIES with ZERO actual evidence to prove my guilt.
The Police were desperate from the very beginning and it was unfortunate that my greediness for flashy things lead them to my door due to my use of that credit card ( the victims credit card which was given to me by the 2 State ‘Star Witnesses’). If the police department had just used common sense and followed their evidence I would NOT be sitting here now (in prison) 20 years later and for the remainder of my life. How did the victims car travel 1 1/2 miles AFTER his murder (as the getaway vehicle) and my fingerprints/DNA NOT be in or on the vehicle? The States 2 Star Witnesses claim ‘we’ were ALL in that car – NO DNA of mine backs their claim up. The 2 State ‘Star Witnesses’ (who by their own admissions admit to being in the victims house during the crime) claim ‘we’ spent hours in the victims home yet how were NO traces of me in that house? How is that possible? Surely if I had been in that house that night (or EVER) they would find traces of me (DNA)?
NO Murder Weapon was EVER found. NO gunpowder residue/traces were found on me (my skin) or my clothes. My clothes (and winter coat) I wore were tested thoroughly for traces of victim DNA and gunpowder residue traces. NO traces of either were found. None of the victims personal belongs (that had been stolen from his home the night of the crime) was EVER found in my possession or in my home, (this includes stolen car keys, money) – apart from that credit card which I have always truthfully maintained I was given by the 2 State Star Witnesses. That credit card was found in my possession. NOTHING else. Doesn’t it stand to reason that I was NOT part of this murder? These aren’t my words. These are the words of the police evidence which they chose to ignore.
The Victims Car
Includes actual court transcript quotes/statements given in a court of law by Police and State Star Witnesses involved in the case of Jermane Scott vs The State of Ohio
The 2 State Star Witnesses claim that I stole the victims car (from his house) and drove it towards them both (after they fled the scene). They claim I picked both of them up (1 1/2 miles away) and I drove them to their Aunts house. They claim I was in the victims car driving. NO DNA evidence to support their claim has EVER been found. Not one fingerprint of mine was found in or on that car. The police also claimed in their investigation they had other eye witnesses saying they saw me get out of that car. Here are actual quotes/statements given in court when the police Sergeant was questioned about this so called DNA evidence and eye-witness reports they claim to have had to prove me guilty. The police told me whilst questioning me they had my DNA in that car and eye witnesses to prove it
*DNA testing can be done to search for ‘gloved’ fingerprints/smudging. NONE were found in or on the car (including the steering wheel).
Here is one of the States Star Witnesses in court confirming that Police told him that they HAD found my DNA in the victims car. He was told this whilst being questioned/giving his statements to the police
So the police told me and the State Star witnesses that they had found my finger prints in the victims car. They have NEVER found my fingerprints in or on that car and they lied to both me and the witnesses when creating ‘false evidence’ that eye-witnesses saw me getting of that car. No such eye witnesses ever existed
The Police had one piece of evidence that they strongly believed proved that I was at the victims house/murdered him and stole his car – the victims Car Keys/ set of keys. At my home the police found the victims credit card and a set of keys. I maintained throughout that I did not have the victims car keys and it was impossible for me to have those keys as I had never been in the victims car (as proven by no DNA traces) and I had never been in his home (as proven by no DNA traces). However the police were certain when they found these keys in my home that they must belong to the victim. Here are actual quotes/statements of my interview with police (in police custody) regarding their find.
- Please note the gun mentioned here was the victims stolen gun (NOT the murder weapon) which the 2 State Star Witnesses gave me along with the credit card as repayment for them borrowing my gun (which they ‘lost’). Read ‘My Testimony of Events’ for further details about this.
You can clearly see in the above transcript the Police Detective insinuating that the keys belonging to Mr Thomas were found in my home when they searched it. I on being asked ‘why they found Mr Thomas keys in my house’ state ‘I have no idea how they came to being in my home’ because I had no knowledge of them at that point and because the keys were NEVER there and were never recovered/found in my home or on my being! The police lied to me and told me they had found Mr Thomas keys in my home when the reality was all they found were a set of keys (they hadn’t even bothered testing to see if they belonged to Mr Thomas) They didn’t belong to Mr Thomas. This surely highlights the Police incompetence during the investigation – would it not be basic common sense to test that this set of keys belonged to the victim and not just presumed they did?!
At my trial (in a court of law) these car keys were brought in as evidence of my guilt. The police had found out (during their investigation) that none of the keys on that fob of keys belonged to any of the victims properties. And further more it was proven before the judge that the car key the police had strongly been claiming belonged to the victims car did NOT in fact belong to the victims car. The police had not bothered to check the validity of their claim beforehand. During the trial the jury were asked to take a break whilst the judge escorted the police, prosecutor and defence counsel to the police pound (where the victims car was being held). There the police tried the car key (in question) on the victims car. The car key DID NOT FIT. The car key DID NOT belong to the victims car. NONE of those keys (on that fob) that they found in my home belonged to the victim. The judge/prosecutor and defence counsel were witness to this
(details of this section of my trial to be given once this section of my court transcripts are purchased from Public Records)
Below are actual copies of court transcripts clearly showing a Police Detective being questioned about the car keys that were found by police in my home. Here the Detective admits in a court of law that they (the police) just assumed that the car keys belonged to the victims to car but had NOT bothered at any stage of the investigation to find out if the keys did actually fit/match the victims car. If they had of done they would have realised sooner that the keys DID NOT belong to the victim or the victims car (like I always maintained). Yet MORE evidence of sloppy incomplete investigative work. It’s glaringly obvious that the keys they found in my home did not fit the victims vehicle yet the police failed to realise this and were blinded by the obvious due to just wanting a quick and easy conviction.
My apologies for the state of the 2nd section of this court transcript. Just to clarify it reads:
Q Okay, And I would like you to just look at these keys. The automobile in the photograph is a Buick Sky Hawke, a General Motors car isn’t that right?
A Yes Sir
Q And none of these keys on there appear to be a key to a General Motor car do they?
A No Sir
Q Okay So probably not a match then to this car?
Obviously now we all know that these keys weren’t match and this was proven in court in front of the Jury and Judge. So NO keys were found in my home linking me to the victims car. FACT – yet in Newspaper Clippings/articles covering my trial it clearly shows and states that a Police Detective told the reporter the Police found the victims car keys in my house……LIES told by the Police to the press AFTER it had been proven in a court of law that NO keys to the victims car had EVER been found in my home.
My Winter Coat
Whilst I was being interviewed by the police (right at the very start, all those years ago) I asked many time for them to submit me to any and all gunshot residue testing available because I knew I had NOT fired a gun at any time. What’s absurd (and goes further to show that the Police had either no idea what they were doing or they had no wish to try to find the REAL Killer and preferred to pin it on me regardless of the truth) the idea of testing my clothes for DNA was MY idea. The police had made no suggestion they wanted to/cared about or were interested in taking my clothes to test for DNA/Gunpowder Residue – they didn’t seen concerned about such evidence of proof and it was left to ME to suggest to them to take my clothes and test for evidence. Does this sound like the actions of a competent Police Department investigating a Murder? NO! It takes the actual person being accused to come up with suggestions to prove their innocence. The transcripts I will be sharing with you very soon (I am in the process of purchasing all transcripts from the courts) clearly reveal that even though the interviewing detective repeatedly tried to trick me into a false confession I stood my ground and remained adamant about my innocence. During the course of the trial it was revealed that everything I had stated during my very 1st interview in those very first few hours of custody (and all those that followed) came to be true (and evidence or lack of it supported my words)
I only owned one winter coat. It was December in Ohio and it was cold. There is NO QUESTION that I would have been wearing my thick winter coat that night. This coat (after I had to repeatedly ask police to take it as evidence and get tested) was thoroughly examined (by experts). The coat was literally cut up into little pieces so that even the insides of the lining of each pocket was tested for DNA (victim/blood splatter) and Gun Powder Residue. It was revealed in court that there was NO WAY that I fired a gun at point-blank range. NO gunshot blow back or blood spatter from the victim was found anywhere on my coat. Experts said that IF I had fired a gun and then placed that gun inside my coat pockets (like the 2 witnesses stated I did because that’s were they said I kept the gun and they saw it there) then traces of gun powder residue WOULD have been traced on my coat. In fact due to the method of Mr Thomas death (he was shot at close range) the expert would have expected to find blood splatter on the outside of my coat AND traces of it inside my coat (in the pockets) after I would have put the gun in my pockets (splatter would have transferred on to the weapon and into my pockets). NOT ONE trace of gun powder residue nor blood splatter was found on or in my coat. FACT! The 2 state star witnesses who admit to being at the crime scene during the crime (DNA backs this up) did not have their clothes/skin tested for gun powder residue or blood splatter at any time! They nor their clothes were NEVER even tested by Police! Someone in that house that night killed Mr Thomas, DNA TESTING PROVES I WASN’T THERE AND I DIDN’T DO IT! So would it not stand to reason that the 2 people who admit to being at that house during the crime SHOULD have had their clothes tested too? None of the boys clothes/coats or skin was EVER tested for incriminating DNA. It was revealed in court (by witnesses present at the Aunts home the night of the murder, me included) that when the 2 State Star Witnesses ran into their Aunts home they immediately started taking off their clothes and changing. I remember vividly both boys returning to their Aunts home that night both wide eyed and excitable. When they entered the house they did indeed run up stairs immediately and I remember them taking it in turns in the bathroom. Yet the police didn’t deem that to be even remotely suspicious and yet again deemed these actions (by the 2 State Star Witnesses)and the words of other witnesses present at the Aunts house to be completely irrelevant to their investigation.
To add even more insult to injury when the police interviewed these 2 State Witnesses they did so for less than 35 minutes in a MURDER enquiry! After 1 brief 35 minute interview each (bearing in mind they are interviewing 2 people who admit to being at a murder scene) they were sent home never to be interviewed again until the beginning of my trial some 9 to 10 months later. A man is murdered in his home, 2 boys willingly admit to being present at the murder scene during the murder and they are only questioned for 35 minutes and every word uttered from their mouths is believed on the spot without any proof, no further questioning or investigation and no evidence to support their (the boys) claims. 2 key people in this murder were allowed home after 35 minutes of being interviewed without any charges and without any suspicion. Does this sound the actions of a competent/fair/non biased and thorough police investigation for a murder? Or does it sound like even after just 35 minutes they had decided I was guilty? Please also note at this stage the Police had not yet spoken to me (taken my statement). The police made up their mind after 35 minutes that I was guilty and the 2 boys were completely innocent.
Please refer again to the extract from court transcripts of one of the State Star Witnesses telling the court what coat he had seen me wearing that day. This is the very coat that was tested thoroughly by DNA experts for traces of gunpowder residue and victim DNA. DNA experts found NO traces of either on that coat. This was the coat I had been wearing when these 2 State Witnesses had approached me earlier that day asking to rent my gun. This was the coat I had been wearing that night when I was at their Aunts house (when they returned there).
***I will be publishing a copy of the court transcript (where a DNA expert is questioned in court about their professional belief that there is no way I could have fired a gun/been in close contact to the victim due to the lack of evidence found on my winter coat) and also copies of court transcripts giving more details about the additional eye witnesses mentioned above. I am in the process of purchasing copies of all my court transcripts. These costs $2 a page. I need $300 to purchase the remaining pages. If you are interested in donating $2 to help me obtain these court documents please do visit the below donation link. Thank you***
NO DNA evidence, NO eye witnesses and NO connection to prove I had been in that car or had anything to do with that car. As I have ALWAYS maintained the only thing I am guilty of is being given the victims credit card and using it. The credit card is the ONLY thing EVER found in my possession in connection to the victim.