Help bring Terrell home!
18 years after being framed for a murder he didn’t commit and three years after being awarded a new trial, the case of Commonwealth v. Terrell Johnson is set to be re-tried in Pittsburgh tomorrow, September 4.
Supporters of Terrell are calling for courthouse support all week, September 4-7 from 9am to 5pm, and the following week September 8 until the trial ends.
The trial will be held in the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh on 436 Grant Street in front of Judge Machen in court room 326.
Please attend as often and for as long as possible. Supporters are asked to dress appropriately and to conduct themselves in a serious and dignified manner throughout the proceedings.
Also, please be advised that any literature or clothing that acknowledges that Terrell has already been incarcerated for this crime are not to be brought in or near the courtroom since the jury is not permitted to be aware of this fact. Leaving a flyer in the courthouse or wearing a Justice for Terrell shirt that indicates he was wrongfully convicted may result in a mistrial.
For questions as to scheduling of the trial, including if it still occurring, or when it will end or recess on particular days, contact Bret at 412-654-9070.
One final thing that it is important to remember: Terrell could have come home in the fall of 2009 or the spring/summer of 2010 if he would have accepted the prosecution’s offer of a plea bargain on a third-degree homicide charge that would have carried a 7-15 year sentence. He would have been released for time served. He refused because he is innocent and he refused to cut an immoral deal with a government that has knowingly framed him and denied his humanity.
He deserves our support now.