The Evidence Speaks to Innocence
NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/15/2010
Contact: Larry Garrison Telephone: 805-370-3630
HOLLYWOOD COMES TO THE RESCUE OF A WRONGLY CONVICTED MAN
Larry Garrison, President of SilverCreek Entertainment, who is also known as an Investigative Journalist and New York Times Best Selling Author of “Aruba” with Dave Holloway has just procured the literary and film rights to Kenneth Middleton’s incredible story. Kenneth’s son, Cliff has taken extreme measures in his pursuit for justice to free his father.
Middleton was given life without parole for the murder of his wife. Garrison with the aid of Cliff Middleton has uncovered major facts, that calls for the immediate release of Middleton, and an FBI investigation.
Middleton’s wife, Kathy was shot in February of 1990. Kenneth and his wife were the only individuals in the house. Yet, there was no blood splatter or Gun Shot Residue on Kenneth hands or long sleeve shirt. Kathy was shot from the left at close range. Both of her hands were to be tested for Gun Shot Residue, but mysteriously only the right hand sample made it to the lab. The section that showed the Gun Shot Residue for Kathy had been altered with white-out. The evidence would have proven that she accidentally shot herself. Kenneth Middleton had no motive and no life insurance on his wife.
Police photos of the crime scene came out black, and new photos were retaken a day later by re-staging the crime scene. This was done without items that were first present in the original crime scene. Middleton’s original attorney Bob Duncan, had three other clients that had been convicted of murder from 1989 to 1992. All of their sentences were overturned due to Bob Duncan’s ineffectiveness, one of the most difficult things to prove in appeal.
After the extensive evidence hearing in July, 2004, Middleton was offered the “Alford Plea,” where he was asked to plead guilty to second degree murder in turn for his freedom on time served and an immediate release. Kenneth refused to admit to something he did not do. The Missouri Governor Teasdale testified under oath in June 2004, that if he was still in office he would grant a full pardon to Ken Middleton. The original trial Judge Edith Messina issued a new ruling in May 2005. She vacated Mr. Middleton’s 1991 conviction and granted him a new trial. In summary, Judge Messina overturned the conviction due to Bob Duncan’s Gross Ineffective Assistance of counsel. Bob Duncan failed to investigate and call experts who 100% ruled out Kenneth as a shooter. The same Prosecutor, Mike Sanders who offered the Alford Plea shockingly appealed the decision and won on a procedural technicality. Jim Kanatzer, the current Prosecutor is still denying a new trial.
Garrison, is also known as “The NewsBreaker” for handling major news sweeps stories over his thirty year career. Garrison stated that, “In my opinion, there were so many discrepancies in this case, that it was severely compromised. Ken Middleton needs a hero to step up to the plate to right this wrong. The truth is better that the spin, and it will be exposed.
Larry Garrison, Cliff and Kenneth Middleton are now available for interviews.
Motion to Reopen Previous Rule 29.15 Proceeding Due to Abandonment, Conflict of Interest and Fraud Against Court.
State's Response to Motion to Reopen Previous Rule 29.15 Proceeding
Middleton's Reply in Support of His Motion to Reopen Previous Rule 29.15 Proceeding Due to Abandonment, Conflict of Interest and Fraud Against Court.
Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar has jurisdiction. The Kansas City Star article on James Bowman and Donald Dixon's jurisdiction. Please call or write Missosuri Attorney General, Josh Howley, requesting that he concede To Ken Middleton's writ.