John Rogers and David Mueller successfully fought for a case dismissal in the City of Saint Louis this week. With the client facing up to eight consecutive life sentences, John Rogers began investigating the case anew. The State had four eye-witnesses that each identified our client. But continued and contested litigation of sunshine law requests to obtain exculpatory surveillance footage and email correspondence led to Mr. Rogers identifying defenses for each witness and ultimately the case as a whole. After months of incarceration and accusations, our client walks with the unburdened innocence of freedom.
False Eyewitness Identifications are the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the American justice system. John Rogers will not work the case the State prosecutors have. Here at Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, our team of attorneys works tirelessly to uncover every potential avenue of exoneration.