Aug 13, 2010
After looking at the evidence presented recently in the Court TV documentary shown here in New Zealand, I am amazed that the great United States of America, which is undoubtedly a world leader in civil justice, has allowed such a disgrace as the Dennis Dechaine situation to exist, let alone continue for so many years.
Surely a people with a heart for truth and justice would want all of the evidence in a case such as this fully examined, leaving no possibility for error. That an innocent man is condemned to death by stealth is unkind enough without beginning to factor the injustice possibly dealt to the tiny innocent victim and her family by not properly resolving the identity of her assassin.
I pray that the real perpetrator, when finally discovered, is not found to have quietly continued his perverted ways for more than 20 years, undetected.
Please give Dechaine a proper opportunity to present in court the unclouded version of events surrounding the murder of little Sarah Cherry, including all of the forensic evidence, and restore some of the former faith we all had in your American system of law.
Auckland, New Zealand