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22 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
S2-39: Ballistics Part 2 - It’s Shot Rocket Science
There were only two items that we know for certain left by the killer of Bill Little – and that’s the two bullets recovered from his body. Jamie’s attorneys filed the first ballistics motion over 10 years ago, and yet he’s still fighting for testing. In this episode, we review a case very similar to Jamie’s in which bullets retrieved from a victim were matched to a weapon as early as 1997. We explore the characteristics of bullets used in forensics to identify related ballistic evidence and reveal out of state and international inquires made by detectives. Why has the McLean County State’s attorney spent thousands of dollars in the past 10 years fighting testing – when the Exoneration Project has been willing to pay for all of it?
92 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
S2-EP38: The Jamie Snow Case - A String of Thingz with Meme
Lesley and Tam had a great time discussing Jamie's case with Meme on A String of Thingz! The immediate reaction of telling Jamie's story is always interesting, but especially with the insight of Meme and Ms. Adams! Let us know what you think! We love, love, love these ladies!Visit A String of Thingz https://astringofthingz.podbean.com/PoPo Report: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Cjuj4KLcok5eQBTiRTm1dFree Barton McNeil: FreeBart.org- Join us October 5th @ 7pm for the viewing and panel discussion of the 2-Hour Special Episode of SNAPPED on the Oxygen Channel https://www.facebook.com/events/816143189057313/Music:YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/musicTheme Song: Black Moons, The 126ersEpidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/Followed by the Dancer, Alexandra Woodward
62 minutes | Sep 18, 2021
S2-EP37: In the Interest of Justice - Motion Granted!
On September 8, 2021, the Honorable Ramon Escapa, in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit County of McLean County, ruled in favor of Jamie Snow, for the first time in 22 years. Jamie’s lawyers from the Exonoration Project argued fervently, that the contents of 8000 missing discovery documents would weigh heavily upon his proof of innocence, and that by law, his defense is entitled to them. Judge Escapa presented a four prong litmus test to determine if he should grant the motion, including the scope of the request, length of time since conviction, the burden on the state, and availability of the documents from other sources. He issued a fair and just ruling with Jamie’s family and supporters present. Listen in to hear how this is the beginning of the end for Jamie’s wrongful conviction and incarceration.Related Case Documents:Discovery: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/court-filings/08-03-21_FS_Motion-for-Discovery_Redacted.pdfState's response to the motion for discovery: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/filings/08-13-21_State-Response-to-Discovery-Motion.pdfLauren's response to the state's response for the motion for discovery: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/filings/08-23-21_PetitionerReply-Discovery.pdfMusic:YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/musicTheme Song: Black Moons, The 126ersEpidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/Followed by the Dancer, Alexandra Woodward
52 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
S2-EP36: Lauren's Kick Ass Response to the State's Response to the Motion for Discovery
Wow! In five short pages, Jamie Snow's new attorney, Lauren Myerscough-Mueller, lays out every single reason why not only Jamie, but also she - as Jamie's attorney - should get a copy of the discovery. Every legal advocate could learn a thing or two from Lauren's response to the state concerning Jamie's motion for discovery. Remember, neither he, nor she, has EVER seen these documents. She get's it, and as his attorney, she fights for it. You can read her response to the State's response here: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/filings/08-23-21_PetitionerReply-Discovery.pdf
58 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
S2-EP35: State's Response to Discovery Motion
McLean County turned over less than 900 pages before the trial, and again in 2007 when Jamie went pro se. Now we know there are nearly 8000 pages that have never been turned over to Jamie. Yet, the state continues to fight against Jamie and his attorneys having access to the very documents that the state has had access to all along. Join us as we discuss the state’s response to the motion for discovery that will be argued on September 8th.Read the state’s response: http://www.docs.snowfiles.net/filings/08-13-21_State-Response-to-Discovery-Motion.pdfPlease join us at the McLean County Law & Justice Center in Bloomington, Illinois on September 8th at 1:30 to show support for Jamie’s new attorney from the Exoneration Project, Lauren Myercough-Mueller, as well as for Jamie and his family. Join our Facebook Event page for updates.
56 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
S2-EP34: Andy the Juror
Andy, a juror from Susan Claycomb’s trial, joins Tam and Ray for an in-depth interview about deliberations from her trial. Jamie’s co-defendant, Susan Claycomb was found not guilty at her trial, which was held first, and 90% of the trial was focused on evidence against Jamie. They had to find Jamie guilty of murder in order to find Susan guilty of being the driver. Andy takes us behind the scenes of deliberations in Susan’s trial. What evidence was Susan’s jury focused on? Were there any sticking points? Andy also revealed they were questioned after the verdict by States Attorney Charles Reynard and Teena Griffin. What did they ask the jurors and why does it matter? You may be surprised at the effect the juror’s answers to these questions had on Jamie’s trial. You’ll learn all this and much more in this eye-opening interview. Please join us at the McLean County Law & Justice Center in Bloomington, Illinois on September 8th at 1:30 Central time to show support for Jamie’s new attorney from the Exoneration Project, Lauren Myercough-Mueller, as well as for Jamie and his family. Keep up with updates on the Facebook Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/255184552723871/
60 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
S2-EP33: Discovery Motion Break Down
During trial, Jamie was saddled with an attorney who had suffered a stroke, and his co-counsel who was apparently preparing for Jamie’s case at the local bar. In 2007 Jamie stood alone, once again, as he struggled with another appointed attorney who refused to raise issues that Jamie felt were critical to his defense. In Episode 33, we analyze the issues that led to the recent motion for discovery that will be held at the McLean County Law & Justice Center on September 8th at 1:30pm. We’ll take a deep dive into the hearing the 2007 hearing when Jamie went pro se, and was granted discovery. We’ll also go through the items that were withheld from Jamie that are claimed in the motion filed by the Exoneration Project. Please join us at the McLean County Law & Justice Center in Bloomington, Illinois on September 8th at 1:30 to show support for Jamie’s new attorney from the Exoneration Project, Lauren Myerscough-Mueller, as well as for Jamie and his family.
112 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
S2-EP32: FOIA Fight, Discovery and Why it Matters
In 2011, supporters of Jamie Snow's innocence unknowingly embarked on what would turn out to be a 10 year fight with the Bloomington Police Department for Jamie Snow's case file, ultimately resulting a law suit against the City of Bloomington. In this episode, we correlate the long fight to get the information that was withheld from Jamie prior to trial with the recent motion for discovery. It serves as a background of what led up to the quest for the missing documents and also includes a rewind of Season 1, Episode 20 - The Truth Never Changes - an extra long episode, but very relevant to the upcoming arguments. This episode also is a prelude to the next episode, which will focus on the motion for discovery and the hearing to be held on September 8, 2021, 1:30pm at the McLean County Justice Center. Music CreditsYouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/musicTheme Song: Black Moons, The 126ersDreamlike, Kevin MacLeod01/15/2001: Closing Arguments
68 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
S2-EP31-Ballistics PT1- The Gospel According to Gunnell - with Patrick Pursley
Patrick Pursley was convicted in 1994 of murder in Rockford, Illinois. He fought for 27 years behind the walls of Stateville to prove his innocence. He knew the linchpin in his case was the bullets retrieved from the crime scene. He also knew he didn’t commit the murder, so without a doubt the gun retrieved from his girlfriend’s home did not match the bullets and casings retrieved from the crime scene, even though Illinois State Police ballistics technician, Daniel Gunnell, testified definitively at trial that the gun was the weapon used in the crime “to the exclusion of all others.” Patrick went on to successfully initiate adding ballistics testing in the Illinois Post Conviction Act – which eventually led to his release. Join us for a fascinating interview with Patrick Pursley as he navigates us through his first trial, post-conviction efforts, and eventual exoneration after nearly three decades of fighting for his innocence behind bars.
27 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
S2-Bonus - Nolite te bastardes carborundorum – Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down
Some straight talk and Jamie’s thoughts on the last hearing…
48 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
S2-EP30: Q&A: The Truth is at Our Fingertips
Join Bruce, Tam, Lesley and Ray as they vigorously unpack the glaring issues surrounding the fingerprint evidence from Episode 30 - The Truth is at Our Fingertips
24 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
S2-EP30 - The Truth is at Our Fingertips
Crimes, even cold cases, are solved every day with fingerprint matching technology. Multiple fingerprints were collected as evidence from the Clark Oil Station on the night of the crime, but only one print was suitable for the FBI Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) in 1991. When testing was requested in 2008, McLean County State’s Attorney Bill Workman stated in court that “fingerprints” from the crime scene have been running in AFIS since 1991, but according to the documents, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Can the prints be run through IAFIS now? Can DNA technologies play a role in exonerating Jamie? And why does McLean County continue to resist testing of evidence they themselves collected from the crime scene?
29 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S2-EP29: Q&A: Bad Blood
Questions, answers and discussion from Episode 29 - Bad Blood
34 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
S2-EP29: Bad Blood
In 2008, the Exoneration Project filed a motion for DNA testing of the blood, clothes, bullets, and fingerprints gathered at the crime scene in 1991. That was finally whittled down to an agreement to test the blood sample that was collected from the floor. And that sample, incredibly, turned out to match the victim’s blood. We know from reports from the first officer on the scene, the paramedics, and the medical examiner that Bill Little did not bleed out, and had no lacerations or open wounds on his body at the time of his death. In this episode we explore the blood sample collected from the floor - Exhibit #2 - and its transformation into Exhibit #2A. What happened to the original blood sample, and how could it have matched the victim if he had no lacerations on his body?
62 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
S2-EP28: Rewind - Nobody Bats a Thousand
As we continue to chip away at the upcoming blood trail episode, we hope you’ll enjoy this Snow Files Rewind from Season 1. It’s a great introduction - especially for our new listeners - to Jamie’s trouble with his trial attorneys. Episode 4 – Nobody Bat’s a Thousand - outlines the issues with Jamie’s appointed trial counsel – a stroke patient and a mentally ill alcoholic who went to prison after Jamie’s trial for bilking an elderly client of her life savings. We’ll be back next Wednesday with a brand new episode – Bad Blood - where we’ll continue with our forensic exploration by taking an in-depth look into the issues surrounding the blood evidence. You will find yourself asking, once again, why not test the DNA? But for now, meet Pat Riley and Frank Picl...through Jamie's eyes.Jamie’s trial lasted nine days and the jury deliberated for two days. They heard forty-three states witnesses and fifteen defense witnesses. They heard Jamie’s attorneys hassle witnesses. But what they didn’t hear was even more important. They didn’t hear critical questions or objections to key witness testimony, recorded police radio calls or interviews, or any evidence or investigation that directly discredited witnesses. They also didn’t hear Jamie’s constant letters to the judge, begging McClean county for relief from his broken-down legal team. Jamie’s pair of lawyers were a stroke patient and a mentally ill alcoholic, who berated him throughout the trial, and tried to abandon him right before sentencing. This fourth episode of Snow Files shows no mercy to Jamie, by even his own court appointed attorneys.
64 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
S2-EP27: Q&A: Did Bill Little Fight Back?
Questions, answers and discussion from Episode 27 - Did Bill Little Fight Back?
32 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
S2-EP27: Did Bill Little Fight Back?
Before Bill Little’s untimely death on March 31, 1991, he told his family and friends he would confront someone who tried to rob him until he saw a gun. The night of the crime, he tried to insist his friends stay at the store with him, and even called to ask them to return. Minutes prior to his murder, he pressed the no sale button three times, and someone rang the silent alarm. Bill was found lying behind the register, with the money gone, and signs of a struggle left behind. Police would dig into Bill’s past, to uncover any conflicts he had during his short life. 600 tips were collected, but only Jamie Snow, a stranger to Bill, was seriously investigated. Can the physical evidence left at the scene of the crime indicate what really happened thirty years ago?
34 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
S2-EP26: Q&A: Rage Against the Crime Scene
Questions, answers and discussion from Episode 26 - Rage Against the Crime Scene.
20 minutes | May 26, 2021
S2-EP26: Rage Against the Crime Scene
After Officer Williams turned the crime scene over to Sgt Irvin, Crime Scene Investigator in training Randall McKinley was the first CST to arrive, followed by CST Ed Kallal from the Illinois State Police. In this episode, we methodically walk you through their steps from arriving on the scene on March 31st, 1991 to receipting all of the evidence on April 3rd, 1991. This episode covers their observations, reports, and all items of “evidential value” collected. We will also discuss the autopsy in more detail, the state of the body and additional wounds on the victim. And although this evidence was collected - and deemed “of evidential value” – the State of Illinois still refuses to test these items. Interact:Join the Discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnowFilesPodcastContact us: email@example.comGot a tip? email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-710-SNOW (7669) It's free and confidentialVisit our website: Free Jamie Snow: http://www.FreeJamieSnow.comSign the Petition Asking for DNA Testing: http://www.JamieSnow.netMusic Credits:YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/musicTheme Song: Black Moons, The 126ersKhreshchatk
23 minutes | May 19, 2021
S2-EP25: Q&A: Body of No Evidence
Questions, answers and discussion from Episode 25 - Body of No Evidence.
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