Approximately 4 years after I had been convicted for this crime, the lead detective was indicted for falsifying police reports and fabricating evidence. About 6 months after being indicted, this detective was found dead in his apartment. Following an autopsy it was determined that he committed suicide. At trial, this detective testified that he interviewed the state’s principal witness a few hours after the crime had been committed. He stated that during this interview the witness identified me as the perpetrator. Nevertheless, an arrest warrant wasn’t issued for my arrest until 3 days after the witness gave a second statement at the homicide division which was approximately 28 days after the commission of this crime.
Because the latent prints expert testified that he performed an independent examination of the fingerprint evidence after not receiving the name of a possible suspect, I’m pretty certain that the principal and sole witness did not give an identification in her initial interview on the day of the crime. My belief of this has been confirmed over the years because her initial statement to the police has never surfaced and every attempt by me to secure this report has been circumvented by both the N.O.P.D. and the District Attorney’s Office.
If you are interested in helping me seek justice in my case, contact me at the listed address. Sincerely, Allen Ancar