Plea For Support for a Pardon
by Jay B. Van Story
February 12, 2005

When the alleged victim, A.C., began voluntarily coming forward as an adult in August 2000, she wrote to me and asked me for forgiveness for her false testimony against me. I have completely forgiven her. It wasn't her fault, anyway. 

She wrote, in part: I hope that you understand and know that I was only a kid. I know I cannot make up for the time you have lost of your life, but I can try to make it up by getting you free.

A.C. told the Innocence Network in November 2001: I am coming forward with the truth at this time because my heart has been burdened by the fact that an innocent man is imprisoned because of my false testimony.

Please help the alleged victim, A.C., and I by writing a letter of support for my pardon. The evidence of my innocence in this case is overwhelming.

Roy E. Greenwood, a highly respected Texas attorney for over 34 years, wrote in his letter of support for my pardon, in part: "This particular case is the strongest case I have ever seen presenting a claim of innocence to the officials of the State of Texas based upon a witness's recantation."

The fact is, none of the alleged evidence even existed until it was fabricated by corrupt investigators, and the state's key witnesses were literally forced to go along with it. The primary key witness, A.C., has even admitted this.

Worst of all, Lubbock officials allowed A.C. to continue to be molested for years by the actual perpetrator. She told them over and over again that he was her actual abuser, but they wouldn't listen to her. Now, Lubbock officials are compounding A.C. 's wrongful suffering by continuing to ignore her.

I am very grateful to A.C. for having the courage, determination and good heart to voluntarily come forward with the truth. She is truly an angel sent down from heaven! God bless her! Praise God for working in her heart!

A.C. and I need your help. Please take a few moments to write a brief letter supporting A.C. 's and the Texas Innocence Network's continuing efforts to free me from my false imprisonment. Please simply write, in your own words, how you feel about the evidence of innocence in my case. For details, please see my article, Its a Sad Day When an Innocent Man is Illegally Convicted.

Please address your letter to:

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757

and mail or email it to: 

Jared Tyler 
Deputy Director
Texas Innocence Network 
Univ. of Houston Law Center
100 Law Center 
Houston, TX 77204-6060
Email: jptyler@central.uh.edu
Phone: (713) 743-8592 

Please also help by letting as many other fair-minded people as possible know about the urgent, real need for support letters in this case. Please also pray for truth and justice to prevail. Thank you and God bless you.

(Hebrews 13:3) 
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Please feel free to also write to me, I'd be glad to hear from you: 
Jay B. Van Story TDCJ #477649
Wynne Unit, 3 Dorm 42 
Huntsville, TX 77349
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