My name is Howard Guidry. This year will be my 26th confined to Texas' notorious death row. I have been fighting to prove my innocence since the day I was charged with capital murder. I have spent my adult life fighting and trying to maintain my sanity inside this God forsaken place. It was not until a few years ago the evidence of my innocence would surface that could finally free me. Prior to that I had endured two trials in which I was convicted because the prosecutor had not turned over the evidence of my innocence. I was initially convicted as a result of a false confession. 10 years later a federal judge would reverse my conviction after finding that the confession had been coerced by the Harris County Police Department. At my retrial the false confession evidence was repackaged and used against me again. Also a gun said to be found on me 4 months after the crime was presented as the murder weapon. With that evidence I was reconvicted. While my new appeal was pending my new attorneys discovered a box of evidence that included: - Fingerprints from the crime scene that matched another suspect -Ballistics test that stated the bullets from the murder were not fired from allegedly found on me. -Another suspect who confessed to being the driver was never charged with a crime and stated that he did not know who I was. -The suspect who's fingerprints matched the crime scene prints also had a car that matched the description the eyewitnesses gave of the getaway car did to a burnt out headlight. He was never charged. -The eyewitnesses were both put under hypnosis to change there testimony. The prosecutor in my case was Kelly Sieglar, WHO IS famous for false convictions and for sending men to prison on circumstantial evidence. It has been 26 years since I hugged my mother. I can not bear the thought of going another day without being with my family. I'm asking anyone And everyone to fight on behalf of what's right. To fight on behalf of my freedom.
The evidence of Howard Guidry’s innocence has never been heard.
1. Fingerprints found on the car were withheld by the prosecutor.
2 Those fingerprints did not belong to HPG.
3 Those fingerprints belonged to another man who fit the description given by the eyewitnesses.
4. The initial ballistic reports were withheld by the prosecutor.
5. The gun that was used to convict HPG did NOT match the bullets found on the scene.
6. The prosecutor had a ballistics expert testify falsely in HPGs trial, that the Bullets did match the gun allegedly found in his possession. That gun was then linked to F.
7. DNA found in a the alleged getaway car was destroyed by the prosecutor.
This case is wrought with withheld evidence claims, prosecutorial misconduct, and institutional racism.