Justice for Gerald Marshall

Who is Gerald Marshall?

Gerald Marshall is a 33 years old man who was born in Bell County Texas to drug addicted parents. Because of neglect and abuse Gerald grew up in a foster home where he suffered more abuse and neglect until he was put out by his foster mother at the age of 18.

To read more about Gerald’s childhood Click here 

At 20 years old Gerald was arrested for capital murder. Court records show that Gerald was minimally involved in a fake robbery in 2003, where his co defendant entered a restaurant and shot a worker.

We believe Gerald is legally innocent of this crime. A person is legally innocent when he is charged with the wrong crime, and convicted of it. Gerald is legally innocent of killing the worker Christopher Dean.

GERALD’S TRIAL

At Gerald trial he was represented by an attorney who was representing a different defendant for capital murder. Because this attorney was representing two defendants at the same time he whole heatedly failed Gerald which resulted in Gerald falsely being charged and convicted of shooting me. Dean.

Please Click here for detailed information about Gerald’s case.

Detailed information about Gerald Marshall’s case

Information about eyewitness (mis)identification

GERALD APPEALS

STATE APPEALS – Unqualified attorney during appeals process.

Gerald Marshall’s first appeal was denied. For his second appeal he was given another court-appointed attorney. He gave Gerald the belief that he would investigate all undiscovered evidence and look into the obvious procedural errors and submit them to the court for the appeal. But actually only a minimum of the compiled facts have been filed to the court. When the attorney has been mentioned in connection with other proceedings concerning his unqualified work in a newspaper report by name, he withdrew from the case.

Gerald was given yet another court-appointed attorney. This man was also known through press and TV for his extremely negligent work. Several times he missed crucial deadlines for appeals, which ultimately led to the execution of his clients by lethal injection. Since this attorney was appointed to Gerald’s case, he has not corresponded with Gerald at all. He doesn’t even respond to his letters. 

Articles about Gerald’s horrible state attorneys

Overworked attorneys in Harris County death-row cases

Harris County taking risks with lawyer appointment system

An embarrassment even to criminal defense lawyers

Bad lawyers get paid silent

It all adds up to incompetence

Experts: Harris Co. taking risks with lawyer appointment system

FEDERAL APPEAL PROCESS

Gerald is currently in front of Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt. He filed his federal writ on the 19th of November 2015, and filed it times. The attorneys now representing Gerald is Andrew Spaniol from Bryan Cave.com . He took Gerald’ s case pro bono after being contacted by our association during our research for Gerald Marshall better representation that he had at the state level.

The firm has a limited budget to work on Gerald’s case, but has hired several specialized investigators such as Fact, and mitigation experts. Eye Witness Experts. But they have reached their budget and we are trying to promote their efforts.

There has been numerous things that have great for Gerald’s chances of getting off death row and hopefully obtaining a sentence he can do to where he can go home to his young son. Some of the evidence is that Gerald’s co defendant had bloody clothes after the store fake robbery, and they were thrown away by his girl friend. Police officers talked to this girl and she said that she saw this persons bloody clothes and she threw them away, but Gerald’s attorney never talked to this girl. Had this girl been contacted and testified at Gerald’s trial he would have never been on death row. Or wrongly convicted.

There is additional evidence that Gerald’s co defendant robbed a different tore directly before they went to the store where Mr Dean was killed , and significant evidence was left there by Gerald’s co defendant that showed he had the murder weapon shortly before Mr Dean was killed.

None of this evidence was brought up at Gerald’s trial and it was clearly that had it been Gerald would not have been here on death row or wrongly convicted.

OUR GOAL FOR GERALD

We believe that Gerald was minimally involved in a fake robbery where his co defendant shot some one and Gerald should be held accountable for his actions. Our hope is to get Gerald off death row and have him charged with a lesser charge of Aggravated robbery, which does not carry an automatic life sentence, but a years long sentence where hopefully one day Gerald can make parole.

To accomplish this we are trying to raise funds for Gerald’s legal fees. The proper care and attention for a case like Gerald’s case could costs millions of dollars. But because we have already succeeded in obtaining pro bono attorneys for Gerald, we need to now raise funds to hire the experts that Gerald will need at hearings during his appeals, and at a new trial if one needs to happen for Gerald to be acquitted of killing any one.

We are asking you to please make a contribution to our non profit, to support this project. Or buy a copy of Gerald book:

 

 

We also support Gerald with living on Texas death row? Prisoners on Texas death row live isolation every day. Five days a week they get to come out of their cage and recreate in a bigger cage.

They are not allowed any privileges to work or anything to support themselves. They are allowed to spend $170 a month on stamps, food, hygiene and other things that they need and want through out the month. We try to help Gerald with a small sum of money once a month so that he can live at Polunsky Unit.

If you write to Gerald, please help us with this by sending him small funds so that he can live at the prison. This will help our association continue to help Gerald fight his case. You can read a lot more about prison policy with regard to sending funds, at our Texas death row FAQ. Or contact TDCJ at tex.gov/e-comm direct 

We also support Gerald’s young son, through our Protected Childhood project.

Any support to lend this projects or our others projects we immensely appreciate your help.