George Allen Released After Serving More Than 30 Years
George Allen Jr. was released from a Missouri courthouse earlier this month after serving more than 30 years for a rape and murder that previously undisclosed evidence shows he didn’t commit. Judge Daniel Green overturned Allen’s 1982 rape and murder conviction based on police failure to disclose evidence pointing to his innocence and ordered Allen’s release.
Although St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce announced that she will not retry Allen for the crime, Attorney General Chris Koster filed a meritless appeal to a state intermediate appeals court, which is only serving to further delay justice for Allen.
The Innocence Project has also called for a review of old St. Louis cases involving the detective who interrogated Allen and the lab analyst who did the serology testing in the case.