Jenner & Block

The Heart of the Matter Blog

July 13, 2016 Pro Bono Client Deserves a New Trial, Prosecutors Say

Partner Terri L. Mascherin is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about pro bono client Adam Gray, who in 1996 was sentenced to mandatory life without parole for setting a fire that killed two people.  Now, prosecutors say that Mr. Gray deserves a new trial because dramatic advancements in fire science have “partially invalidated” expert testimony that was crucial to Mr. Gray’s arson and double murder conviction.  “We believe, based on what today’s science makes clear, that there is no evidence this fire was an arson.  We believe if this case is retried, the jury will find Adam Gray not guilty,” Ms. Mascherin says.  Other members of the team include Partner Daniel T. Fenske and Associate Brij B. Patnaik

CATEGORIES: A Gray, Wrongful Conviction

PEOPLE: Terri L. Mascherin, Daniel T. Fenske, Brij B. Patnaik