MY NAME IS RICKEY LYNN LEWIS, # 999097, and I have spent the last five years (5) on Texas' Death Row, in Huntsville, Texas.
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After being found guilty of Capital Murder on April 29th, 1994, and
thereafter being sentenced to death, My appeal was taken to the Court of
Criminal Appeals of Texas, which upheld the Conviction as to guilt, based on
Many False Facts. State Witness, Ms. Shannon Caddell, who now says that the
State Attorney's told her to lie, and say what Sheriff Officers wanted her to
say during the trial against Rickey Lynn Lewis.
The defendants Court Appointed Lawyer failed to bring the facts to the light of the Appeals Court.- SO, ONLY THE PUNISHMENT PHASE OF THE TRIAL WAS REVERSED AND ORDERED for a new punishment phase hearing.
Please keep in mind that there are (4) Four Male suspects that was believed to have entered the residence of George Newman and surviving victim, Connie Hilton, on 9/17/1990. As the case stands today, I, Rickey Lynn Lewis, have been the only person ever to be arrested and blamed for committing this crime.
THE SHERIFF DEPARTMENT OFFICERS FOUND THE FOLLOWING :
THERE WERE FINGER PRINTS, FOOT PRINTS, - THERE WERE THREE (3) DIFFERENT VOICES, THAT WAS HEARD BY THE SURVIVING VICTIM. THE SURVIVING VICTIM ALSO GAVE TWO (2) DIFFERENT "SUSPECT" DESCRIPTIONS:
1. - A TALL, SLIM BUILT MAN, WITH A 2" AFRO-STYLE HAIRCUT.
2. - THE OTHER MAN, THAT WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN SEEN, HAD A "FAT FACE".
NO OTHER EVIDENCE GATHERED : BLOOD, HAIR AND SEMEN STAINS, PLUS TEETH MARKS. NONE OF THESE FACTS WAS EVER POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED TO HAVE COME FROM "ME" IN THIS CASE.
Upon re-trial, once again, I was sentenced to death on February 27th, 1997, in Tyler, Texas. I was not allowed by the Trial Court Judge, Diane DeVasto, and State Attorney's, to impeach surviving victim by newly discovered evidence, ( Video Tapes) and cross examination of other testimony during trial! Not to mention that the wrong Capital Murder Law was applied during the 1997 Trial Phase, making it impossible for Ire to have a fair trial and prove my innocence, The charges against me were entirely based upon circumstantial evidence and the burden of proof was never met in this case.
THE FACT'S ARE : The case against me was based on D.N.A.-P.C.R. Blood tests that were illegally taken, three times from "me", by sheriff Officers pro textual actions. The day after my arrest, on 9/20/1990, blood was taken by orders of (2)Two sheriff's Officers, (2) Nurses that were L.V.N. and a doctor to remove (1) vials of Blood from a large cut on my left arm after re-opening the cut, 15 days of the healing stage, without my consent to do this surgery, which was illegal.
NOTICE: that day, the victims Stolen Blazer was also there in the garage on 12/9/1990, again, one or two Sheriff's Officers that took blood before, was back, with a court order, to draw three (3) more vials of blood, this time from Rickey Lynn Lewis, on that date, (3) Three months later.
On 5/5/1994, (4) Sheriffs Officers came and got me, and ordered me by force, and took more blood at the Smith County Jail, at Tyler, Texas, illegally without my consent once again! In trial of 1994, The State Attorney stated that only the blood ordered by the Court, on 12/9/1990, was D.N.A. tested.
WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE OTHER TWO VIALS OF BLOOD THAT WAS TAKEN ON 9/20/1990 and also on 5/5/1994? The Court could not answer that. My Blood type is 0+, which is 45% percent of the world populations blood group.
When using the P.C.R. D.N.A. blood tests, comparing the genetic strand profile match, the probability rate is 1 in 280, on (2) Two point genetic strand. When comparing three (3) Points, the rate increases to 1 in 7,370. Now, I have to request that people, named by me, to have blood tested at my selection, to help me prove my innocence, because I believe two (2) of these suspects were questioned by police but let go, based upon my studies and investigations while locked up.
#1. -To have these new D.N.A. tests done, will cost me approximately (20) Twenty to (30) Thousand Dollars. This was needed to be done a long time ago at my first trial, but was denied at my request by the Court.
#2. -Mrs. Lorna Beasley, of the Texas Department of Public Safety laboratory, testified concerning the swabs of blood tests, of hairs, pubic hairs, and saliva tests that were submitted to her by Smith County Sheriff's, that she could not "Positively Identify", that Mr. Rickey Lynn Lewis, was the source of the blood stains in the blazer, nor blood donor to the sexual assault.
#3. -Mrs. Lorna Beasley, and Agent Quill, of the F.B.I. , who allege to have matched my D.N.A., by using PCR-profile. Agent Quill also testified that D.N.A~ is not as good as finger printing and that he could not say for a fact that this was Rickey L. Lewis' blood, D.N.A. that was found at the crime scene or in the blazer! Blood Tests were never taken, to check blood samples from Douglas Johnson or Billy Wayne Johnson or Darrell Henderson. Two of them had in their possession the gun taken from the victims home, another one of the 13 people, failed three polygraph tests, by Sheriff's Officers when free by Officers.
SUSPECTS; N.B., F.T., J.W., A.W., F.W., A.W.L. G.J., J.J., AND DECEASED MEN, J.W., D.J., B.W.J., D.H., AND R.J.M.
THE COURTS HAVE OVER-RULED MY REQUEST TO HAVE THESE TESTS DONE . THATS WHY I HAVE TO DO IT MYSELF. TO PAY THE COST.
#4. - Police relied on (2) Two Drug Dealers to arrest "me", and it was later proven that both their statements, given to State Attorney's, were un-true and mis-leading to the Judge.
#5. - The State Attorney deliberately presented during trial, false evidence, by perjured testimony, to the Court and Jury, through two state witnesses, that testified that the Sheriff Police's investigators deliberately changed their statements of the two State Witnesses initially given. Now, I have two (2) signed statements by those two(2) witnesses to prove this! Just as well as Paula Erwin's changed statement, done by Sheriff Officers, and the State Attorney's!
#6.- AT THE TRIAL HELD IN 1994, THE STATE ATTORNEY'S main witness that was at the crime scene, was un-able to identify anyone at the crime when it happened. Only (3) three different voices were said to have been heard during the whole time, stated by surviving victim at the crime. I have Documented Proof! Now, in 1997, upon re-trial, only in the punishment phase , the State's main witness, "surviving victim", at the crime, has now changed her story as to identification of what she saw. The statement at re-trial in 1997, was that "One of the perpetrators, the surviving victim, of the states, allegedly saw , "WAS A TALL, SLIM BUILT MAN , WITH A (2") TWO INCH AFRO-STYLED HAIRCUT. THE OTHER MAN, THAT SHE SAW, HAD A "fat face" . ALL NEW FACTS, SAID BY THE SURVIVING VICTIM, that was at the crime when this Capital Murder happened.
IN 1994, whole trial by Jury, the defendant, Rickey L. Lewis, nor his court Appointed Lawyer's knew anything of these new statements in the two ( 2 ) video tape recording in any police reports, that has been in the Smith County Sheriff Officers and State Attorney, that was deliberately kept away in their custody, during the first trial, and also to the second trial in 1997.
#7. - There wasn't any expert testimony that ties "me" to this crime or supports the States Chief Witness, or their conviction! #8. - The State pathologist testified that the victim was shot in the face, at a (5) Five degree angle and from (12) twelve inches away. The victims killer was 6 Foot, 2 inches tall. The gun shot angle would have to come from a person that is approximately 5 foot, 10 inches Tall, to achieve this type of a 5 degree angle. I now have this documented facts.
A. I am anything but 5 foot, 10 inches Tall. My height is 5 foot 3 inches Tall. B. DURING THE YEAR THAT THIS CRIME HAPPENED, I CAN PROVE WITH COLORED PICTURES OF MYSELF, THAT I DIDN'T COME CLOSE TO ANY OF THESE TWO NEW IN TRIAL IN 1997. C .THE STATE ATTORNEY PROSECUTION IN THIS CASE AGAINST "ME", RICKEY LYNN LEWIS, stated at Trial in 1994, that I was NOT the man that shot the victim and killed him in this crime, nor was it any evidence to prove this. D.- The surviving Victim testified in trial when the assailant had finished sexually assaulting her, One of the perpetrators in the room had stated, "TIE HER UP JAMES." My name is Rickey Lynn Lewis. When I was 16 years old, a friend and my cousin, gave me the nickname "little Rat" , because I was so small with big ears, and looked a little like this animal in the face. At no time, in my life, have I ever been called JAMES or JARMAINE or JAM, or anything like "J"!
Dear People in this world, you have read most of my findings that I was able to put together from documented evidence, a lot of it newly discovered I found out through legal study. I Pray to God, that you will see my reasons, for calling out for help to the world, now, before it's too late for me to save my life from the Texas Killing machines, as I sit on death Row?
I have just found out by other inmates, and a very dear friend in the Country of France, on August 14th, and September 29th, 1999, that in the first part of June, 1999, that my first appeal was denied. No Lawyers or Courts wrote or told me anything, as I've sat this long before I found out that the court had made a ruling, over (2) two or (3) months ago and I still don't have an opinion of that ruling in my case at hand !
I Rickey Lynn Lewis, desperately needs your help and assistance, financially, in order to hire the appropriate Attorney's and Private Investigators, and D.N.A. Experts, to prove all of what I have said, and a few more things in evidence, Then I can get this capital Murder case off of me, because I am innocent of what I am being blamed for. Help me Please ! If anyone would like to help in this fight for life, please send all enquiries and donations, or YOUR LETTERS OF REQUEST, to anyone of the following Addresses below, or E-Mail Addresses. Thank You.
MR. RICKEY LYNN LEWIS # 999097
POLUNSKY UNIT/DEATH ROW
3872 FM 350 SOUTH
MR. RICKEY LYNN LEWIS
C/O: MARY C. WILLIAMS/ A.C.A.T.-GROUP
23 RUE DES ORMES
MR. RICKEY LYNN LEWIS
C/O MRS. WALTRAUND BREDL
MR. RICKEY LYNN LEWIS
MRS. DEIRDRE KEEGAN
72, LONGWOOD PARK
MR. RICKEY LYNN LEWIS
MRS. AUNE VAHAKANGAS
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE CAN BE SENT TO:
LUTTE POUR LA JUSTICE LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILON
c/o MRS. GENEVIEVE GUERIN & MR DANIEL GUERIN
229 RUE ANDRE MAUROIS
Pursuant to Title 6, Chapter 132, V.T.C.A. .Civil Practice and Remedies,
Codes and Senate Bill # 245, effective September 1st, 1987:
Rickey Lynn Lewis, T.D.C.J.-I.D. Number, 999097, being presently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Ellis One Unit, in Walker County, Huntsville, Texas Declare under the penalty of perjury, that the foregoing is true and correct.
OWENS v. STATE 763 S.W.2d.489 (TEX.APP. DALLAS 1988)
MCMILLAN V. STATE, 769 S.W.2nd 675 (TEX.APP. DALLAS 1989) and
HAIGHT v. STATE 772,S.W.2nd 159 (TEX. APP. DALLAS 19R89)