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Supporters rally for death row inmate Reginald Clemons

Thursday, July 23, 2009 | 3:57 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Supporters of a St. Louis man convicted of killing two sisters by pushing them off a bridge are calling for his release.

Reginald Clemons was sentenced to death for the 1991 murders of Julie and Robin Kerry. His execution was set for June 17, but a federal appeals court delayed it. The Missouri Supreme Court then appointed a special master to investigate claims Clemons was wrongly convicted.

On Tuesday, about 40 people marched around the Capitol and in front of the state Supreme Court. They held signs calling for Clemons to be set free and thanking the Supreme Court for picking the special master.

During a rally in the Capitol, supporters said that Clemons' freedom could come soon if the special master is objective.

 


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