Aren’t Americans entitled to one fair trial before being put to death?

In 1988, Bill Kuenzel was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit. His trial?

• The prosecutor hid key evidence that goes to the heart of Bill’s innocence until 2010, 22 years after the trial.

• No jury ever saw or heard that evidence.

• Bill’s court-appointed lawyer never conducted any meaningful investigation.

• The prosecution’s case rests solely upon the blame-shifting testimony of the very man who admitted participating in the crime... and whose actual role must be questioned.

But because of a procedural technicality, Bill has never been able to have his appeal heard in the courts.

People around the world – including prominent former prosecutors Robert Morgenthau, Gil Garcetti and Mike McCann – support Bill’s innocence and calls for due process.

Shouldn’t Bill have one fair, constitutional trial?

We urge you to read these pages and lend your support.

Please see the latest filings here.

Most Recent Filings

» Edwin Meese III Amicus Curiae

» Petition for Writ of Certiorari

« Video

Sam Waterston, who played Assistant DA
Jack McCoy on the
long-running NBC series "Law and Order," hosted this short video to tell the story of Bill’s case.