Friday, 23 March 2012
Joesph is a innocent man on Mississippi death row. He had his Post Conviction Relief denied yesterday.
Opinion Summary: In 1994, Defendant Joseph Patrick Brown (a.k.a. Peanut Brown) was convicted of capital murder for shooting a convenience-store clerk to death on August 8, 1992, during the commission of an armed robbery. Defendant was sentenced to death by lethal injection. His conviction and sentence were affirmed by the Supreme Court. On March 17, 1998, Defendant filed an application for post-conviction relief, which the Supreme Court granted in part, for the sole purpose of determining whether Defendant's trial counsel was ineffective for failing to seek an independent psychological evaluation of Defendant for use as mitigation evidence. A special judge appointed to hear the matter denied Defendant's petition for post-conviction relief, and Defendant appealed. Upon review, the Supreme Court concluded the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying Defendant's motion for discovery, as he failed to show "good cause" for his request. Furthermore, Defendant did not demonstrate that his trial counsel was ineffective in not introducing, as mitigation, a report of Defendant's psychological evaluation or in further investigating Defendant's psychological state. The Court therefore affirmed the trial court's decision to deny Defendant's petition for post-conviction relief.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
For those of us who can not attend the conference at the state capital in Jackson Mississippi, tomorrow to support Matt Puckett and William Mitchell..... let's plan to swamp Governor Bryant's office with calls, email, and faxes. TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE THESE LIVES!
Governor Bryant has more than one email and I am sending to both to insure that he gets it. His emails are email@example.com or Camp.Murphy@governor.ms.gov His phone number is 601-359-3150 His fax is 601-359-3741
Monday, 12 March 2012
As of this date, Febuary 13, 2012, my petition for Habeas Corpus still remains in the Southern District Federal Court of Appeals and has yet to be ruled on.
At this time, I would like to give a brief recital of the facts of my case and the injustice that I received from what America claims is a equal, just, and fair Criminal Justice System.
On March 9, 1994, I was arrested by Madison Co Sheriff's Department for suspicion of burglary. I was also informed that they believed I had stolen merchandise in my car, but that it would be towed because there was no search warrant.
However, after I was placed in the squad car, one of the officers removed materials from my car but replaced them when another of his fellow officers stated that there was no search warrant.
I brought this information to my trial attorney Edward Blackmon Jr. but nothing became of that. My trial attorney failed to properly address a lot of issues and that's why I am filing for inadequqte and ineffective assistance of counsel.
The state of Ms asserts that I confessed to (a) this crime of murder and I challenged that before trial with Suppression of Evidence hearing. I adamantly deny confessing and I invoked my Rights to Remain Silent.
All three investigators agreed that I refused to answer any of the questions for 40 to 45 minute period and then they left the interrogation room. Approximately 15 minutes later, another of the interrogators came into the room to ask questions, witch violated my miranda rights.
During the Suppression Hearing, all three invesigators told different stories of the events but they all said I never invoked my Right to Remain Silent. Of course, the judge (Hon. B. Toney) ruled in their favor and their testimony in part convicted me.
There are other parts of this case that played a major role in my conviction. I place some of the blame on myself because I felt that my attorney wasn't representing my best interests and yet I remained silent and am now convicted.
I was never charged with the burglary charge they arrested me on nor was I ever indicted of burglary. Investigators used a burglary warrant as a decoy to charge and later convict me of murder.
Please stay tuned because there is more to come and more to develop as investigators for my Appellate attorney continue to piece together this puzzle that we hope and pray will bring a beautiful picture of truth.
Justin Underwood # 55372
Mississippi Death Row
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Saturday, 10 March 2012
The men and woman on Mississippi death row have went years, and some even decades without human contact. It is said a baby would die without human contact. So will the spirit of a adult without contact.
We are working on a joint effort with the men and woman on Mississippi death row to help them attain contact visits with there loved ones. They need our support out here to achieve this goal. Currently in Mississippi, the only time a loved will touch these men and woman is when there body is claimed.
Threats had been made that they would take tv, radio, canteen, phone calls, and visits if we brought attention the the row. This is not true... everything the men and woman on death row get was alloud by court order. They have much to hide, so please join us in this fight for humanity.
Thank you for your support.
We need to sign the petition and email officals
Email; Chistopher Epps Commissioner:
Emmitt Sparkman Deputy Commissioner:
Correction Committee Members: