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    MO - Robin Kerry, 19, St Louis, 5 April 1991

    Clemons' lawyer grills prosecutor from 1991 Chain of Rocks murder trial


    ST. LOUIS • The prosecutor who won convictions against four men in the 1991 double murder on the old Chain of Rocks Bridge had to fend off claims Monday that he bolstered his case by having a police report altered and ignoring signs of police brutality.

    Lawyers for Reginald Clemons also highlighted crime lab results — which they argue would have raised doubt of his culpability — that never made it into the 1993 trial in which their client was sentenced to death.

    A stay of execution, 12 days before Clemons was to die in June 2009, paved the path for the information to be discovered, his attorneys said. Now they are hoping to convince a judge appointed to make a recommendation to the Missouri Supreme Court that it's enough to reverse Clemons' conviction, or at least to spare him from execution.

    One of the others convicted has been executed, another is serving a life term and a third received early parole in exchange for testimony against the others.

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/c...04d943337.html

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    November 26, 2015
    Missouri man's murder convictions in sisters' deaths tossed


    "ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 years ago..."

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/...-deaths-tossed
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    Reginald CLEMONS (pics)



    (The sisters and their cousin were pushed off the bridge. Cummins survived the 70-foot fall and swam ashore; Julie’s body was recovered in Caruthersville three weeks later. Robin’s body was never found.)

    http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/clem...ald-photos.htm
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    WIKI: (under Marlin Gray)

    "...The events of April 4-5, 1991
    On the night of April 4/morning of April 5, 20-year-old Julie Kerry, 19-year-old Robin Kerry, and their 19-year-old cousin, Thomas Cummins, were on the Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River. Gray, Antonio Richardson, Reginald Clemons, and Daniel Winfrey went to the bridge that night together. The two groups, who did not know each other, had a brief conversation. Gray showed the other group how to climb down a manhole cover on the bridge down to the pier. Then the two groups separated..."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlin_Gray
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    Reggie Clemons- Articles

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/reggie-clemons/
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    St. Louis Circuit Attorney to retry Reginald Clemons

    "ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - More than two months after the Missouri Supreme Court tossed out a pair of murder convictions against a man who sat on death row for more than 20 years, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office intends to retry Reginald Clemons for an infamous double-murder case at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.

    Clemons was one of four people tried and convicted in the April 1991 rape and murder of sisters Julie and Robin Kerry. Clemons, who was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder, was sentenced to death in 1993.

    St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said she believes modern DNA testing supports the prosecution's original case.

    In addition to the murder charges, Clemons will also face charges of forcible rape and first-degree robbery when he goes back to trial.

    Clemons will still be eligible for the death penalty, Joyce said..."

    http://fox2now.com/2016/01/25/st-lou...inald-clemons/
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    Probation Officers ‏@ProbationNews Jan 25
    Prosecutors will retry Reginald Clemons in Chain of Rocks murders http://dlvr.it/KK8Blc


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    Reginald Clemons’ re-trial begins with new charges and evidence

    "ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The process of re-trying Reginald Clemons for the murders of Robin and Julie Kerry is underway in St. Louis. It`s beginning with an indictment against Clemons on new charges.

    The St. Louis Circuit Attorney announced back in January she would be seeking rape and robbery charges against Reginald Clemons. Neither Clemons nor his lawyers knew about he had been indicted on those charges until they came to court Wednesday afternoon for a pre-trial hearing...

    In court Wednesday Clemons sat between two state appointed public defenders who just got his case this week. The indictment presented in court was handed down Tuesday by the grand jury charging Clemons with two counts of forcible rape and one count of robbery. These are charges he did not face the first time around..."

    http://fox2now.com/2016/03/02/regina...-and-evidence/
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    KMOX St. Louis NewsVerified account ‏@kmoxnews Mar 7
    Clemons requests speedy trial & wants new public defenders because of conflict of interest: http://cbsloc.al/1SuLHjp


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    The article says they have tentatively set jury selection for July 18, 2016 - I would love to sit in on this trial. I remember when this happened and it has always haunted me. What those poor girls went through is a freaking nightmare.

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    Reginald Clemons had his request granted today, allowing him to make a visit to a funeral home to pay his respects to a loved one who died.

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