Thank you for helping to exonerate and free Lamar Johnson! He was released in September, after spending 13 years of a life plus 20-year sentence in prison for a murder he did not commit. Upon his release, Lamar said that if not for MAIP, he would have died in prison.
You gave Lamar his life back through your support of MAIP.
I hope you can do the same for David Faulkner.
David was arrested, tried, and convicted for murder in 2000 – even though the most crucial piece of physical evidence in the case was a palm print that doesn’t belong to David. It belongs to another man.
David Faulkner has been in prison for 17 years for a crime he did not commit. He came to MAIP in 2011 because he had nowhere else to turn.
Adeline Wilford was murdered in Talbot County, Maryland in 1987. Police believed it was a home invasion gone wrong and that burglars entered her home through a bathroom window, leaving their palm prints behind.
The investigation involved more than two dozen suspects over 13 years, but no arrests.
In 2000, the case still unsolved, the victim’s family offered more reward money. In response, a witness came forward and named David Faulkner among the perpetrators of the murder. None of those arrested matched the palm prints from the crime scene. However, the prints did yield a match in 2014 – to one of the original suspects – a fact the state only disclosed to us in 2015.
David will be spending his third Thanksgiving behind bars since the state learned the identity of the real killer – whom the state has ignored while it fights us on procedural grounds. The system has failed David at every turn and we are – you are – his last chance.
Won’t you help save a life today with a gift to MAIP? Your gift will affect real clients like Lamar and David.
Your tax-deductible contribution will help ensure that more innocent people are given a fresh start. Simply make a secure donation here before December 31st. Every dollar makes a difference.
P.S. What if your life hinged on a palm print?
David Faulkner’s did. It still does.
Please make a donation today to give David his freedom.