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Statement by Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri Regarding Judge Dan Green's Order to Release Mr. George Allen, Wrongly Convicted of Murder and Rape in 1983


Location: Saint Louis, MO

The following is a first-person statement issued by Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri in reaction to Judge Dan Green's order to release Mr. George Allen, a constituent who was wrongly convicted of murder and rape in 1983. Congressman Clay has been a vocal advocate for Mr. Green's release, along with Attorney Barry Scheck and the Innocence Project.


"A year ago, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and I urged Missouri Attorney General Koster to review the outrageous miscarriage of justice that sentenced George Allen to 95 years for a crime that he could not have committed.

Judge Green's order affirms our central argument that the scientific evidence excluded Mr. Allen, and the confession was not credible because of his severely diminished mental capacity.

My thanks go out to Attorney Barry Scheck and the staff of the Innocence Project whose hard work has corrected another grave error in our justice system.

I urge the Circuit Attorney to allow Mr. Allen to be released without further delay so that he can be reunited with his family."

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