|Daron Cox Legal Defense Fund
|On January 14, 1997, Daron Cox was a few months past his 17h birthday. Living in an impoverished section of Pittsburgh, PA, he was requested to go to the police station to answer some questions. Thinking nothing of it, he went willingly and alone. It was the last time in his young life that he was to experience freedom.
At that time, Mr. Cox had never been convicted of a violent crime of any sort. Yet, a few months later, after his grandmother turned over her meager life savings to a Pittsbugrh attorney, he was convicted of first degree murder for pumping 6 bullets into an unarmed man. He was sentenced to экскурсии на метеоре в Санкт-Петербурге life in prison without parole. Among the numerous problems with Daron's defense presented at trial is the fact that his legal counsel never interviewed multiple witnesses to the crime. Two of those witnesses have since testified that they saw the killer and it was not Daron. They stated, consistent with Daron's story, that Daron was not even at the scene of the crime.
Daron is now represented by an attorney, John Knorr, who has diligently dug into the case and developed a portrait of what actually happened that night. The version of the facts he has assembled is completely at variance with the findings of the original jury. It is our firm belief that if given a proper hearing, Daron Cox will be exonerated of the crime for which he has been convicted and receive some form of relief from the courts.
Recently, the years of effort by Attorney Knorr were rewarded, when Judge Jeffrey Manning granted Daron an evidentiary hearing to be held on November 13, 2003. The hearing will allow for a full disclosure of the evidence so the courts can render a decision regarding granting Daron a new trial. Since Daron was incarcerated, he has earned his high school diploma and is well on his way to earning his associates degree from college.
If you would like to write to Daron, he can be reached at:
SCI Huntingdon, 1100 Pike Street
Huntingdon, PA 16654-1112
I'm sure he would appreciate any correspondence from the outside world.
If you would like to know more about the case or to make a donation to Daron's legal defense, contact Rick Morris, Chairman of the Daron Cox Legal Defense Fund, at 610-354-0863.