Another Column Urges Justice for Belynda

Mike Masterson continues to write to try to secure justice for Belynda. From a recent column:

The next development in her case will unfold at 2 p.m. Monday in the Carroll County Courthouse in Berryville. There, an Innocence Project attorney and another from an international law firm will question Gary Lester, the last officer to see and handle the potentially crucial DNA evidence that inexplicably went missing (along with paperwork) after the state Crime Laboratory turned it over to local police.

My point is to yet again ask the board and our governor to do the right thing by this mother and grandmother who has spent her time behind bars helping other female inmates in many ways. She has fought off understandable personal frustrations and periods of hopelessness as fellow inmates (recognizing her innocence and the glaring injustices in her case) have written letters of support for commuting her sentence of life without parole, as have jurors in her trial and the court bailiff.

2 thoughts on “Another Column Urges Justice for Belynda

  1. I have had the honor of meeting this very special lady and I don’t see in her anything that could or would do something like that The woman I know held me while I cryed cause my sister passed helped me while I was sick cause I had just had surgery and I could go on and on my point is free this innocent woman so she can be the mother and grandma that she is

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    • Thank you for you thoughtful message Candace. We are certainly sorry to hear about your sister. We are glad that Belynda was able to help you through such a difficult time. She has certainly demonstrated herself to be a loving and caring person. Thank you for your post.


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