Exonerate Jerry Rutlin
Jerry Rutlin is an inmate at Potosí Correctional Facility. Jerry was convicted at the age of sixteen and tried as an adult for first degree robbery. No one was injured, or killed during this robbery, yet he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Jerry was due to be released from prison 09/2012.
In August of 2011, Jerry was tried and convicted of unlawful use of a weapon. The weapon was not found on Jerry or even used. His previous cellmate, confessed in open court that the weapon was his(cellmate). During this time Jerry was in the "hole" when the weapon was found. Jerry was convicted of additional 30 years.
We as the family are trying to get Jerry Rutlin exonerated. The State of Missouri refused to take the confession, or fingerprint the weapon. Jerry was convicted by a jury of his so call peers: twelve middle aged Caucasian. (Majority were correctional officers, or had worked at the jail).