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Jan 6, 2006 9:27 am

Cory Maye's Legal Defense Fund

For those of you interested in the Cory Maye case...

Bob Evans, Cory Maye's attorney, has set up a legal defense fund for Cory. Evans will deposit the contributions into a trust fund, with he and Cory as required joint signatories. He'll also send you a receipt if you send a return address with your check.

Why does Maye need a defense fund? First, Evans is a public defender. Now that Maye's trial is over, Evans gets no state money for private investigators, expert witnesses, and the like. It would be nice to have a forensics expert look at Dr. Hayne's autopsy for example (I'll have more on Dr. Hayne later), or to have an investiagor track down Jamie Smith and his family, or neighbors, to see if their account of the night's events match up with the police version of the raid. I'm sure Evans could also use some legal help on the appeal. Last I heard, the D.C. firm looking into taking Maye's case pro bono was still reviewing the case to see if it presented any internal conflicts of interest. I'll let you know when I get an update.

Next week at my site, I'll be posting PDFs of the autopsy report on Officer Jones, the crime lab report on the bullets and shell casings found at the scene, the motion filed by Rhonda Cooper for a new trial, and the amendeded motion subsequently filed by Evans.

As it stands now, the state is preparing its response to the Cooper-Evans new trial motion. There will be a hearing set once the state files its response.

Contributions can be submitted to:

Cory Maye Justice Fund
c/o R.E. Evans
P.O. Box 636
Monticello, MS 39654

Archive of my posts on Cory maye here.

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