Adam Braseel

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Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:01 am

I have been reading this case for a year or so now and am convinced there has been a serious miscarriage of justice here. Would be great if board members would take some time to scrutinise the info I will link to and also understand that time is running out fast for Adam.

A case overview...

http://freeadambraseel.org/index.php/20 ... -overview/
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:03 am

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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:23 am

September 13th this is happening....

http://dksale.net/2017/08/12/adam-brase ... d-finally/

I have asked friends/family for the link to all court records. There once was a link in a comment left at another IA piece on Adam but nothing showed for Adam Clyde Braseel. That in itself is a concern ( AFAIAC) because it used to be available, why would it suddenly not be?
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Samson » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:16 am

This looks like a classic miscarriage, if even a little too neat and tidy. There should be something more concrete to refute that is missing from the article I just read. If there is not, then it is a classic of the genre. (expression borrowed from Rolfe). Good cause Annella, thanks for drawing attention.
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Desert Fox » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:19 am

I hate eye witness testimony on either side. It is just so unreliable.
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:28 pm

Some more interesting reading.....

http://dksale.net/2016/12/30/1421-2/
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:37 pm

Adam Braseel files to Federal Court — allegations of perjury, corruption, jury, witness and evidence tampering.
May 31, 2017



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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:06 pm


At least one juror says she never agreed with the guilty verdict but was afraid to speak up.


http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crim ... 356373001/
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:21 pm

Braseel recounted his alibi to the jury in detail. After leaving Charles Partin's house on Freemont Road, he stopped at the L&L Market on state Highway 108 to buy a cigar. He saw a friend, Jake Baum, in a church parking lot and pulled over to talk. He and Baum moved to an empty bank parking lot across the road and talked for about five or 10 minutes; both wanted to smoke a joint, but neither had rolling papers. He headed from there to the Seagroves house.

The defense called three witnesses who supported Braseel's story — Charles Partin, who testified he watched Braseel pull out of his driveway on Freemont Road as he locked the house door just before 9:15 p.m.; Josh Seagroves, who testified Braseel arrived at his home at exactly 10 p.m.; and Kristen King, who testified she was with Baum, her boyfriend, when they met Braseel in the church parking lot around 9:30 p.m.

The distance from Partin's house to the murder scene on Melissa Rock Road covered about 10 miles with a drive time of roughly 15-20 minutes, assuming Braseel traveled along the main highway as he testified. The distance from Burrows' home to Seagroves' house covered about eight miles, with a similar drive time.

That left about a 15-minute window for Braseel to park on the roadside, walk to Burrows' house, ride back to the car and kill Burrows, then drive to the Burrows house, attack Becky Hill, struggle with Kirk Braden and flee. Braden's run to use the neighbor's phone would have taken about two minutes, with the call coming into E-911 at 9:52 p.m.

If Braseel walked through his friend's door at 10 p.m., that would have required him to cover the distance in half the necessary time. Prosecutors argued he could have taken a shortcut along back roads. Even that would have left little to no time to dispose of clothes spattered with the dead man's blood, to stop at the L&L Market or to talk in the church parking lot — if the defense witnesses told the truth.




"Frankly, I'm appalled at what I'm hearing," said Wells, the eyewitness expert, who has no ties to Braseel's defense. "I hesitate to criticize law enforcement in a case like this, because they often have small staffs and because it's easy to hindsight people. But there needs to be some kind of clear, documented identification process. There should be filler (photos) of people who look like the suspect. The person conducting the lineup should be someone other than the case detective, someone who doesn't even know which photo is the suspect's so that they can't unconsciously influence the witness. You shouldn't be able to look at the lineup and tell which person is the suspect. When that doesn't happen, it's up to defense attorneys to hold law enforcement to account."

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The official photo lineup with Hill didn't take place until Jan. 16 - nine days after the killing and a week after her son, who was still living with her, had already identified Braseel's photo in a process that raised further questions.

That identification rated only a pair of sentences in the sheriff's report. But at trial, Myers admitted things hadn't gone as planned.

The sheriff testified he'd been clipping out mug shots on a desk in an unsecured trailer outside the jail to paste into a lineup when Braden burst in unannounced.

"All of those photos was on the desk . and when he sat down he pointed at the picture and told me that that picture was the one that had did it," Myers testified. "When he did that, I picked all those photos up in my hand, and I handed 'em to him and I told him that I wanted him to make sure that he had picked out the right photo."

The sheriff said he couldn't remember how the photos were arranged on the desk, how many lay face-up or how many face-down. Braden swore he saw Braseel's photo first, then the others.

"He showed me the first photo and I identified him," the son testified. "He come up and asked me, yes, 'Is this the man who done it?' . He showed me three or four. . I couldn't tell you how many (photos). There was a stack."

Experts say that's one of the worst possible ways to conduct a photo lineup.



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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby McGirr » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:04 pm

If my understanding is correct, what led authorities to Brasell is simply because he had red hair, and one of the snitches knew of this guy with red hair. That is about all they had to go on. Then the photo line up was designed so poorly to deliberately lead the witness to pick Brassel, not to mention that the witness failed on the first 2 occasions. We had a case identical to his in that the suspect had red hair and the police arrested someone with red hair and the victim picked him as the perpetrator. He was convicted but the Judge tossed the case on appeal citing eye witness testimony as notoriously unsafe as the sole evidence against the accused.Im sure there was more to it, such as a failure to secure a DNA match and sloppy identification parade, i,e only red haired male in the line up
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:21 pm

McGirr wrote:If my understanding is correct, what led authorities to Brasell is simply because he had red hair, and one of the snitches knew of this guy with red hair. That is about all they had to go on. Then the photo line up was designed so poorly to deliberately lead the witness to pick Brassel, not to mention that the witness failed on the first 2 occasions. We had a case identical to his in that the suspect had red hair and the police arrested someone with red hair and the victim picked him as the perpetrator. He was convicted but the Judge tossed the case on appeal citing eye witness testimony as notoriously unsafe as the sole evidence against the accused.Im sure there was more to it, such as a failure to secure a DNA match and sloppy identification parade, i,e only red haired male in the line up


That pretty much sums it up McGirr. Sad state of affairs.
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby TWCapps » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:40 pm

Adam Braseel is an innocent man sitting in prison for another’s crime. As mentioned, the only thing ever pointing to Adam is red hair. There is no physical evidence linking Adam to either of the two very bloody crime scenes. Kirk Braden testified to knowing who Adam was prior to the murder, unconstitutional for him to participate in a lineup. Also if he knew who it was, why didn’t he point the finger that night? Becky Hill identified the wrong man. An eye witness to the people in the gold colored car, described a man, almost 6’ tall with dark hair with a blonde female passenger. Adam is probably 5’6” and is of small build. The sheriff at the time, altered the statement to reflect a man with red hair and there was no mention of a blonde female passenger in his report. The TBI agent working the case, staged the crime scene. He instructed the person that found the body and collected the evidence from the house to put it back where he thought he found it, so he could photograph it. He then lied on the stand (under oath) stating he secured the crime scene, with no mention of Sgt Mike Brown. Mike Brown was eliminated from the case. The reason is because the state presented a motive stating that whomever killed Malcolm and beat Becky, stole Malcolm’s wallet, but when Sgt Brown signed over custody of the body, the wallet was in his pants. Malcolm Burrows was a drug dealer. His home had been raided, he was on probation himself, and he had a lengthy history with locals. Many people had a motive to kill Malcolm, but the one sitting in a cell isn’t one of them.
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby McGirr » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:36 pm

Annella wrote:
McGirr wrote:If my understanding is correct, what led authorities to Brasell is simply because he had red hair, and one of the snitches knew of this guy with red hair. That is about all they had to go on. Then the photo line up was designed so poorly to deliberately lead the witness to pick Brassel, not to mention that the witness failed on the first 2 occasions. We had a case identical to his in that the suspect had red hair and the police arrested someone with red hair and the victim picked him as the perpetrator. He was convicted but the Judge tossed the case on appeal citing eye witness testimony as notoriously unsafe as the sole evidence against the accused.Im sure there was more to it, such as a failure to secure a DNA match and sloppy identification parade, i,e only red haired male in the line up


That pretty much sums it up McGirr. Sad state of affairs.



Was there an element of Ineffective counsel. I had that impression that the lawyer when learning of the positive ID, despite the circumstances leading up to it, and despite the manner in which it took place, the lawyer resigned himself rather loudly to the fact the case was now lost.
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:25 pm

McGirr wrote:
Annella wrote:
McGirr wrote:If my understanding is correct, what led authorities to Brasell is simply because he had red hair, and one of the snitches knew of this guy with red hair. That is about all they had to go on. Then the photo line up was designed so poorly to deliberately lead the witness to pick Brassel, not to mention that the witness failed on the first 2 occasions. We had a case identical to his in that the suspect had red hair and the police arrested someone with red hair and the victim picked him as the perpetrator. He was convicted but the Judge tossed the case on appeal citing eye witness testimony as notoriously unsafe as the sole evidence against the accused.Im sure there was more to it, such as a failure to secure a DNA match and sloppy identification parade, i,e only red haired male in the line up


That pretty much sums it up McGirr. Sad state of affairs.



Was there an element of Ineffective counsel. I had that impression that the lawyer when learning of the positive ID, despite the circumstances leading up to it, and despite the manner in which it took place, the lawyer resigned himself rather loudly to the fact the case was now lost.


Doug Trant was replaced towards the end of last year. Here is more interesting info....

http://dksale.net/2016/12/30/1421-2/
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby McGirr » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:47 am

Annella wrote:
McGirr wrote:
Annella wrote:
McGirr wrote:If my understanding is correct, what led authorities to Brasell is simply because he had red hair, and one of the snitches knew of this guy with red hair. That is about all they had to go on. Then the photo line up was designed so poorly to deliberately lead the witness to pick Brassel, not to mention that the witness failed on the first 2 occasions. We had a case identical to his in that the suspect had red hair and the police arrested someone with red hair and the victim picked him as the perpetrator. He was convicted but the Judge tossed the case on appeal citing eye witness testimony as notoriously unsafe as the sole evidence against the accused.Im sure there was more to it, such as a failure to secure a DNA match and sloppy identification parade, i,e only red haired male in the line up


That pretty much sums it up McGirr. Sad state of affairs.



Was there an element of Ineffective counsel. I had that impression that the lawyer when learning of the positive ID, despite the circumstances leading up to it, and despite the manner in which it took place, the lawyer resigned himself rather loudly to the fact the case was now lost.


Doug Trant was replaced towards the end of last year. Here is more interesting info....

http://dksale.net/2016/12/30/1421-2/


Wow, This case is dreadful in so many ways. Of course we need to start properly researching this, and getting the statements and so forth, but yes, this is a dreadful case.
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:39 pm

TWCapps wrote:Adam Braseel is an innocent man sitting in prison for another’s crime. As mentioned, the only thing ever pointing to Adam is red hair. There is no physical evidence linking Adam to either of the two very bloody crime scenes. Kirk Braden testified to knowing who Adam was prior to the murder, unconstitutional for him to participate in a lineup. Also if he knew who it was, why didn’t he point the finger that night? Becky Hill identified the wrong man. An eye witness to the people in the gold colored car, described a man, almost 6’ tall with dark hair with a blonde female passenger. Adam is probably 5’6” and is of small build. The sheriff at the time, altered the statement to reflect a man with red hair and there was no mention of a blonde female passenger in his report. The TBI agent working the case, staged the crime scene. He instructed the person that found the body and collected the evidence from the house to put it back where he thought he found it, so he could photograph it. He then lied on the stand (under oath) stating he secured the crime scene, with no mention of Sgt Mike Brown. Mike Brown was eliminated from the case. The reason is because the state presented a motive stating that whomever killed Malcolm and beat Becky, stole Malcolm’s wallet, but when Sgt Brown signed over custody of the body, the wallet was in his pants. Malcolm Burrows was a drug dealer. His home had been raided, he was on probation himself, and he had a lengthy history with locals. Many people had a motive to kill Malcolm, but the one sitting in a cell isn’t one of them.


Thanks for this! Do you have access to any of the case files? If so, would be great to have them.
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby McGirr » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:44 pm

Annella wrote:
TWCapps wrote:Adam Braseel is an innocent man sitting in prison for another’s crime. As mentioned, the only thing ever pointing to Adam is red hair. There is no physical evidence linking Adam to either of the two very bloody crime scenes. Kirk Braden testified to knowing who Adam was prior to the murder, unconstitutional for him to participate in a lineup. Also if he knew who it was, why didn’t he point the finger that night? Becky Hill identified the wrong man. An eye witness to the people in the gold colored car, described a man, almost 6’ tall with dark hair with a blonde female passenger. Adam is probably 5’6” and is of small build. The sheriff at the time, altered the statement to reflect a man with red hair and there was no mention of a blonde female passenger in his report. The TBI agent working the case, staged the crime scene. He instructed the person that found the body and collected the evidence from the house to put it back where he thought he found it, so he could photograph it. He then lied on the stand (under oath) stating he secured the crime scene, with no mention of Sgt Mike Brown. Mike Brown was eliminated from the case. The reason is because the state presented a motive stating that whomever killed Malcolm and beat Becky, stole Malcolm’s wallet, but when Sgt Brown signed over custody of the body, the wallet was in his pants. Malcolm Burrows was a drug dealer. His home had been raided, he was on probation himself, and he had a lengthy history with locals. Many people had a motive to kill Malcolm, but the one sitting in a cell isn’t one of them.


Thanks for this! Do you have access to any of the case files? If so, would be great to have them.


No but I am sure we can get them. Try make a proper case out of this.

I have an interesting video to show you that is in some way relevant to the eye witness testimony.
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby McGirr » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:01 pm

Prof Tim Valentine
Eye Witness Identification Expert

The excerpt here contains a valid point regarding the ever changing statements by the witnesses and concerns additional misleading and suggestive information, citing the original statement as the most reliable.

Watch on youtube.com


Starts at 3 min 50 seconds
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Re: Adam Braseel

Postby Annella » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:42 am

McGirr wrote:Prof Tim Valentine
Eye Witness Identification Expert

The excerpt here contains a valid point regarding the ever changing statements by the witnesses and concerns additional misleading and suggestive information, citing the original statement as the most reliable.

Watch on youtube.com


Starts at 3 min 50 seconds


Excellent!! And thought provoking. Thanks McGirr. :)
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