Supporters of man convicted of murder push to reopen case

By WEEK Producer

Supporters of man convicted of murder push to reopen case

May 2, 2012 Updated May 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Supporters of a man convicted of murder are asking McLean County authorities to reopen the case.

In 2001, Jamie Snow, of Bloomington, was convicted of the 1991 murder of a gas station attendant during an armed robbery.

Now, Snow advocates say there is evidence that points towards his innocence, including a conflicting testimony from Jeff Pelo, the first officer on scene, as well as other statements from witnesses who have since retracted or changed their stance.

They also say physical evidence from the scene should be tested with new technology.

Snow recently appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court requesting oral arguments. A decision from the Illinois Supreme Court could take up to several months.

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