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Mario L. Sims,Sr.

23778Grove Street South Bend, IN 46628 simsm2@comcast.net fax (574) 217-8005 Phone (574)271-7049 THE MAKING OF A CRIMINAL CONVICTION and swom political My conviction was contrivedby then electedSt. JosephCounty Prosecutor by enemy Mike Barnes(now IndianaCourt of AppealsJudgeafter his appointment my opponent Marnocha(who was fbr Mayor Joe Kernanwhen he becameGovernor).his then Deputy John appointedSt. JosephCounty SuperiorCourt Judgeby Kernan.and St. JosephCounty Metro Homicide CommanderTimCorbettusing the racial prejudiceof my former trial judge Judge Jourdan(l was not awareof her prejudiceuntil after shedeniedmy first post conviction Jeanne efforts and was told by anotherJail inmatethat he had datedher daughterbut had beentold b,v she her her daughter Mom did not like blackmen because blameda black man for sexually is JudgeJourdan no longeron the they had to meetat the mall. Of course her assaulting so (prosecuting crimes)After sex under Chris Toth bench.She later becamea Deputy Prosecutor in this I filed a motion for her to recuse 1996and it was granted. discovering Wrongful conviction in and widcly circulated this communityby Sight 360 (1) Attachedis a articlepublished on wife allegedI did to hcr with the I'acts the record what my then magazinethat compares provingmy innocence. (2) Now hereare the ugly factsof Barnes.Marnochaand Tim Corbett'sefforts to ( No.: 71D05-9401-CF-0060 as gain my convictionin Stutev. Murio Sins. Cause v,rong/ully no readbelow keepin mind my trial counselpuL one evenlne on the standat my trial): to 22.1994. the dateI was supposed havebrokeninto my home and raped a. On January my then wif-e,I was in fact at the HeritageCableTelevisionStudio on ltdison and Hickory taping Exhibit #3 )anddid not leave my weekly cableshow with co-hostDave Frank(Seeattached from my wife's tenantat 1107 there until after 4:00 PM. John Marnochasolicitedtestimony Carla Peat.that shearrived at her home at 3:30 PM that day and noticedher Norlh Johnson. pipes had frozen so she immediatelysat in her w'indow watchingthe front of our marital waiting lbr Linda ( my then wife) the allegedvictim to arrive, 1050Norlh Johnson residence Carla Peattestified shenever saw me enterthe home. I had beenw'ith Dave from 2:00 PM until after 4:00PM that day. Marnochasolicitedthis testimonyto show I was in the home prior to the time my wife arrived.You may find her testimonyon transcriptpages940-951But Dave Frank's athdavit , which I enteredinto the post conviction recordwithout objectionfrom Mamocha that is not true: myself, show-s during the time I represented January23. and Police Stationto give my statement, b. The day I went to the SouthBend I I was arrested. left my leatherband watch on the floor of my home at 1025North Johnson. was R. until April 1,1994.My next door neighborCandyce Tomkinsthat was in jail and not released my return that day discovered leatherbandwatch on the batysitting my son until my supposed picked it up and placedit on my desk.Threedays later that watch floor at my home and witnessthat testifiedthat I had at mysteriouslyappeared the home of Lori Gizewski.the state's

dropped it on her back step at her home after raping my wife and returning the handgun I had borrowedfrom her to commit the rape. That neighbor'saffidavit, which I enteredinto the post to convictionrecord (my criminal appealwas stayedby the Court Of Appealswhen I presented errors) to them evidenceof my innocenceand was remanded file a belatedmotion to correct myself, showsthat is was not from Mamocha during the time I represented without objection true. My watch had beenplantedat the Gizewski'shomeAFTER my arrest.(Seeattached Exhibit #4); 2.1994, I was c. After my arreston January23.1994.1was placedin cell D-3. February to 5 inmates, 4North a cell holding over 30 inmatesincluding moved from cell D3 a cell holding St. Dennis"D.J. Brown. Lionel Williams, and Paul Whitmer. Seeattached JosephCounty Jail w'homoved me remarkedit was unusualfor an Log History Officer Wettergren Shift/detail inmateto be moved unlesstherehad beena fight or problem.Therehad beennone at 3D. The Tim reasonI was moved to 4North was soon appa.rent. Corbitt. who was with SpecialCrimes and to Sgt. G.D. Haywood sex crimes investigatorassigned my caseremovedPaul Whitmer from to on February14,1994supposedly go to the StatePoliceoutpostin Bremenfor a lie 4North detectortest.However Whitmer later statedthat Corbettwantedhim to provide the Statewith to testimonyagainstme. Initially Whitmer agreedto stateI had confessed him, then recantedin a Later.Lionel So did Dennis"D.J." Jones. in letterto me and beforeALL of the inmates 4North. to Williams agreeto testify that I had confessed him. At trial eventhough John Marnochaknew on that Mike Bameshad agreed April 19. 1994, weeksbeforemy trial on June 1, 1994,to solicitedtestimonyhe knew to be falsefrom Williams he modify Williams sentence deliberated to and committing fraud upon the court allowed thejury believeWilliams had no inducement tcstify falsely,Marnochastandingsilent failing to correctWilliams falsetestimonvon June3. to on 1994.as my trial counselstruggled crossexamination showLionel Williams had been to that I attached prove offered an inducement(which at the time he did not havethe documents as the it). Barnesand Marnochawithheld from the defense items attached Group llxhibit #5). me. I only was Williams sentence modifiedon June9. 1994.daysafterhe testifiedfalselyagainst Lionel Williams criminal casefile while representing them when I subpoenaed discovered in myselfpro se during my postconvictionproceeding 1995.(SeeGroup Exhibit #5). At trial to Tim Corbettand Sgt. Heywood had enlistedthe threeto testify falsely cover up the fact that me, Mamochasolicitedtestimonyfrom Lionel Williamsthat he, Williams,PaulWhitmer against olIce attentionafter they had written a and Dennis"D..1."Joneshad come to the prosecutors letter from Chris Toth'soffice showsno suchletter Offrce.A attached letter to the Prosecutor's obtained by me in a civil rights to existed.Corbettin sworn discoveryanswers interrogatories Paul Whitmer, howeverthe St. suit sayshe was not involved in my case.and deniesknowing otherwise.Whitmer statedit was during this time JosephCounty .lail Detail Log demonstrates confessionstory. that Corbettsolicitedhis help to convict me with the f-alse Postconviction hearingmy then wife, Linda my allegedvictim was During my d. called by me as a witnessand admittedthat I could not have broken in thru the three locked doorsat our home to rapeher on January21. 1991,and admittedthat shehad testified falsely at trial when shetestified I had rapedher at gun point and left the houseat 6:30 PM that night. now all statingon post conviction that I was with her and our son at the marital residence that a movie and I sleptthereover night (Seeattached evening,shemadedinner and we watched Exhibit #6); Affidavits from my During my Postconviction hearingI enteredinto evidence e. a witnessLibby Christianson" insulin divorce lawyer, David W. Albert. which statedthat state's of the needle,that at trial. after being diabetic,had told him shehad usedand disposed dependent

the I she falsely. testifiedhadused to as Marnocha aninducementtestifu my offered carby John

EXHIBIT 1

Treeof Life Men's Ministrv FlYer

Sr., Brother Mario L. Simso Founder Tree of Life Men's Ministry


23778Grove Street South Bend,IN 4662E PH (574) 27L7A49 - Fax (574) 217-8005- simsm2@comcast.net

family. to first anackusedliesto attackmansGod givenheadship destroy' As.vouknow,Satan's 1994at the ageof 42 when I *'as For yearsI boughtinto thoselies until beingimprisoned Christ's call I sentenced to27 yearsin prison.Duringmy' l2 andonehalf yearsof incarcerationansw'ered whenlife gives Realizing 1994. Facility'in Correctional Christat the Plainfield uponmv life,accepting programming Christian all you lemons. I makelemonade. readover 700 books.andattended available where I was incarcerated. of}-ered the institutions by Faciliry,I taughta weekly Correctional at while incarcerated theWestville Beginning 1999. in successfulll' in housed. Upon mv release December2006,l morningBible Studyon the dorm whereI r',,as v'ithoutviolation.l taughtBible of andthree1'ears probation. completed four monthsof housearrest and "Faithof Our Fathers", taught show': for studies oneyearon the Mondal'night cabletelevision a Also in 2007,1started BaptistChurch. at night Bible Stud,v Second Sunday Schoolandthe Tuesdal' business. successful consulting God haslaid it b;-.thelies of Satan. Incarcerated men have boughtinto and havebeendeceived to resistthe lies that Satan are men to learnwho the.v in Christ. incarcerated upon my heartto encourage they mustbe and to told themthatto be a man,to be someone. providefor themselves their families, Bible study'. Ministry through Treeof Life lv{en's withoutethicsor morals. parasites, violenr,predators. our aboutourselves, lives,andour life otheraspects the the discusses prisonexperience, useof violence. men to stopblamingtheir criminalit-v in experiences a Christian.Spirit lead.scripturalcontext.It requires andallow Christto give thema new heartand or the on the snitch. police,the system, the victim. to repent them to be. a new mind. and to then be the Godlv man that God created

EXHIBTT 2

Transcriptpages the Testimony SouthBendPolice of of DepartmentChief of Detectives Don Ruszkowski

STATE IN

OF IT{DIAI'IA , TIIE ST.

COL]I{TY OF ST.

JOSEPH

SS:

JOSEPH SUPERIOR COURT

I'IARIO L.

SIt'lS , I']laintif f ,

CAUSE NTII'IBER 71D079601CPO0063

ar

MICIIAEL

BARNES Deferrdant FOR ADMISSIONS

T ANS\.IERS O

REQUEST

P l , : j - n f i f f , ? r c s e , p L ^ r - i , r a n L i ' o R u r e 3 o ' r q u e s t s t h e defenclant of is this this a to make the , follorving oD or admissions 2 I'larcI-r 6 days f ' for the purpose tvhich of

action not ,

only less and

before (30)

,I996, service

date

than mail

thirty

after

reguest

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In

Febru:r on

of

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i:lle defendant tfre ire ,

made

corflments

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\.iere aired assassinat.t it at trial

t.elevision,t)'rat

plaintiff the

tqas invo-Ivecl , h'oLlld

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def enclalt

prove

RESPONSE:

Dil.IIED

2 . I n F e b r u a r y o f l g g 4 , t h e d e f e n d a n t m a d e c o m m e n t s that cieatfr \rere arred on tefevision, the that tire and plai-nt-iff mernbers of lrad made ilis staff'

tl-rreats

aga:-nst

defenclant

R-ESPONSE: DSJIED

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3.

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the
not

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true plol and ')r that

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aln assassittalion that rverc

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def endant

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RESPONSE: DNIEI)

4. Beno

On

Novetttber lO, , that in

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adntrssr<rIIS.

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Sout-h Bend the

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
ronrreq f f nrti'rat the foregoing I hereby certify L v y adrnissions have been served on the trgrctluorl in the Indiana Youti'r Center Laiv I ibrary placing I ' e l - i r l r a r - ) ', 1 9 9 6 , t o 23rd da)'of rnail, , this R i c i r a r d N r : s s b a u n r , a t . t ( ' ) Il l c y a l t - l c l t ' i , P . O . B o x 6 2 0 0 S c - r u t hB e n d , i l i . ' l 6 b ( , ( ) L 2 L ) ( r .

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KRISOR & NUSSBAUH

l'q^ n ^2-Rlchard A. Nuggbeun II

(9684-71) ALtorney f or

Def endent-,

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These artrcies, st. 22, Joseph

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same day.

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He had informaitcr:::eiat:-ve in an assassinatron Ycur evidence or Honor, proof

Eo the

being:-nwclved that at trral oi an '

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devoj-d of trial

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believe, piot.

any assassination Ruszkowski,

could,

Your Eonor.

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on evidence
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you

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your

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as

detectives from

determrneC the

there

3 4 5 6
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rssued would

defendant, cn to

you

had evidence

be acted

MR. I\IARNCCIjA: Juoge, at this poinc. or An-,,cues:ronrng

which

I'm

gorng

to

object

concerning nor for I can

any allegeo j-t lead to any

threat

an1'thrng with

has no refevatice tc the motron Honc,r,

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change of argue

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would

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case, there

occur'

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PKCSECiJTINC ATTORNEY , 5 O TJ U D I C I A L I R C U I T H C T S T . O S E PC O U N T Y .N D I A N A J H

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FAX (2r9)Z3s-9i61

MICHAEL P. BARNES
ATTORNEY PROSECUTINO

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March 3, L994

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Lionel Dear Tirn:

WilIiams

! L . i + ^ uv !J Pursuant to our conversatj-on of March 2, 1994 , UIIIJ in a sentence modification not acquiesce I will inform you that with regard to Mr. williams' proceeding

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YICFAEL P. BARN:S ?ROSECUT]NC TTOR}iEY A

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STATE OF INDIANA ST. JOSEPI{ COUNTY

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STATE OF INDIA}iA and LiONEI A. WITLIL',{S

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CAUSE NO.

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st. joseph :n ihe upcn 3arhes,

The court county

having

bebn acvised that

by Michael.p. he of does now

Prosecuting Petition

Attorney, for

acquiesce tire is court,

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Mcdif icatron

sente:rce, rt

further
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consiceration, the

n o w G R - q - l l r ss a i d sentence

Fetition.

acccrdincLy defencart, of the

u H D U ' * ' L Dt h a t Lionel A. tvilliams, heretofore for of

i:.eretofore

ir.r-rcseo u-Don the . (t )

is now moC:f red as follows: impcsed' is the balance

ti:e talance

sentence

now suspenced and the cefeniant of the term of his inpcsec f:cm

rs pr=ced tc the cr= E:e coursel fcr the his ,

upon prcbation the same terrns rs

senrence sub;ect here:n; r-ne custciy hls (2)

prcbatron

previcusly rele,asec (')\

cefenciant Indiana shall

ordered

rnunedia:e1y Ccrracrinn<.

Depar:ment of

the Cefendant an. lL(

appear befcre this of the Court

Court on .jrrne confirming tc

, 1994 at 9:OO a.n.


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MAPTN

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t/23/t994 r/23/1994 I/24/L994 I/24/L994 L/24/1994

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MARIO I,AMONT MARIO LAMONT MARIO LAMONT MARIO I,AMONT MARIO LAMONT

L/24/L994 L/24/7994 L/24/],994 I/24/1994

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L/24/1,994 13:10 3 7/24/1994 13:58 3 I/24/].994 r/24/r994 I/24/t994 r/25/1994 1/25/1994 l-5:05 4 15:33 4 \7:48 8:48 4 3

S I M S , M A R I O I,AMONT S I M S , M A R I O I,AMONT S I M S , M A R I O LAMONT


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L/24/).994 15:A5
1 / 2 4 / 1 q q 4 1 q . 4 4

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l/24/I994 L/25/]-994 r/25/7994 7/25/)-994 L/25/!994 1/25/L99a 7/27 /7994 L / 2 7/ 1 9 9 4

L7:48 8:48 ).2:57 14:29 a4:5), 15:3L 8 ;58 9:01

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M A R I O LAMONT MARIO LAMO}TT

TO 4 ATTY VISIT TO 4 ATTY VISIT RET TO I]NIT TO 4 ADULT PROBATION VISIT

]-2:56 3

r/25/]-994 13:59 3 I/25/r994 r/25/1994 L/27 /1994 l/2'7/L994 14:10 3 15:31 3 8 :57 3 9:01 3

S I M S , M A R I O LAMOIIT SIMS, MARIO I,AMO} T

S I M S , M A R I O I,AMO}.IT S I M S , M A R I O LAMONT SIMS, SIMS, SIMS,


qTMq

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MAPTN

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LAMONT

SIMS, SIMS, SIMS, SIMS, SIMS,

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S I M S , M A R I O I,AMONT SIMS, SIMS, MARIO LAMO}JT MARIO I,AMONT

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REFUSED TO EAT BREAKFAST TO 3 FOR MINISTER VISIT BACK TO FLOOR


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MARIO I,AMOIVT MARIO I,AMONT MARIO LAMO}TT MARIO I,AMONT MARIO I,AMONT MARIO LAMONT MARIO I,AMONT MARIO LAMONT MARIO tAMOlr"! MARIO I,AMO}.iT MARIO I,AMONT M A R I O LAMONT MAR1O I,AMONT MARIO I,AMONT MARIO I,AMONT M A R I O I.AMO}IT
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D E F E N D A N T lf v lC O R B E T T ' S A I { S W E R S O F I R S TS E T O F I N T E R R O G A T O R I E S T Defendant Corbeii, Tim flleshisAnsv;ers the following to lnterrogatories Plain'riff, to I v l a r i o . S i ms,S r. L 1. W e r eyo u a ssi g n e d s a n i n v estigator the SouthBendPolice investiga te a by to the

t h e np e n d i n g a rg e s g a i n st ri oL. Sims,Sr .,in CauseNo. 71D05- 940' 1- CF-0060? ch a Ma A. l f so , g i ve th e d a y you wer e fir st assigned an investigator as and the

datetheassignment ended. I d o n ' tr e c a l b e i n ga s s i g n e dh e c a s e . l t 2. Didyouinterview Whitmer ailegedly Paul who heard Mario Sims, L. Sr.,
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No. 6. fr pr DenisBur nsa statem ent om Paul W e re yo u a v/a reth a t th e plaintiff ovided

to had confessed him ( Paul L. that lr 4ar io Sims,Sr ., h \ r V h i t m erre ca n ti n g i s sta 're me nt Whitmer)? No. 7. of Were you awarethe DenisBumswas calledas a witnessby the Prosecdutor St.

case? s in to C J o s e p h ou n ty g i vete i ti mo n yi n a deposition the plaintiff'cr iminal A. given by Denis Bur ns was use d by A re yo u a w a re th e the testim ony of p th e p ro se cu ti o n , o st tr ial,to show ther ewas evidence the plai nti ff's beforetrial? innocence No. B. casewith Deni s s the tri H o w ma n yti me sb e fo re a ldid you discuss plaintiff'cr iminal

Burns? None.

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Maybe. A. lf so, lvhy did you reviewthoserecords

I d i d n o t re vi e wa n yth i n gabout you. 13. How manytimeshaveyou met.spokewith,or corresponded any member the with of

St. JosephCountyProsecutor's instant offensebetween1994 officeregarding plaintiff's the a n d1 9 9 8 ? A. r the Wh y d i d yo u co mmunicate ith the Pr osecutor ' s vr o.fflce egar din g 's p l a i n ti ff i n sta n o ffense? t I n e v e rs a i d I s p o k e w i t h t h e m a b o u ty o u . I d o n ' t e v e n k n o w w h a t a n i n s t a n t o f f e n s ei s .

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u n t i t h et i m ey o u l e f tt h e S p e c i aC r i m e s n i ti n 1 9 9 g ? l l U I don'trecalwho she is. l 1 7. O n w h a td a t ed i d y o uv i s i tP a u iW h i t m e i n t h eS t . J o s e p h o u n t ya i l i n 9 9 4 ? r j C 1 I d o n ' t r e c a l t a l k i n gt o h i m . l A. What was the purpose that visit? of

Notapplicable. 19. Pr o v i d e l i sto f d o cu me n ts, a files, r ecor ds or thatyou usedto pr ovide ans w er s the

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A'nsr','ersInterrogatories fv4ario Sims, to upon L. Sr.,EC - B - 2, Westvrlle Correctional Cenic;-, C' Box473, P Westville, 46391, Cheryl lN ancl Greene, A,rtorney Law, at Attorney f o r o i h el r s t e d e f e n d a n2s ,0s . M i c h i g a ni . ,5 t hF l r , o u i h e n d l,N i D t1 S S B
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Twelveyears ogo, Mario Sims wes a local businessman runningfor Mayor of South qbout to go public with info on Bercd and how the City's HUD dollars were being spent. Suddenly,hefound himself indicted and convicted rape... Mario, 41-year of a old prominent his African-American was in neighborhood association the Urban and League, co-host a localradio and of talkshow, butas hiscampaign heated against up thenMayor Kernan, wassuddenly Joe he accused of rapeby histhen-wife Linda fromwhomhe was separated. allegation that he had The was broken theirhomeand rapedher by into threatening a gun and heroin-filled with syringe At thetrial, Mario's Chicago-based lawyer neverbrought single a witness hisdefense, in eventhough Mariosubsequently obtained affidavits showing therewas no breakin, that no gun,no heroin-filled syringe, thathe and was at the radiostation the timeof the at alleged incident. Simsmaintains he and that hiswifehadshared dinner a congenial and later timetogether thatevening. As a witness agarnsf Mario, prosecution the jail inmate forward whoclaimed brought a Mariohadconfessed him. The prosecution to let himswear no that he hadbeenoffered deal yet in return histestimony, documentation for whichcontradicts this. exists Mariowas sentenced an extraordinary to 27 yearsin prison, wherehe hasworkednon-stop to overturn conviction. arguments his His for errors andprosecutorial misconduct destroyed the State's casebutwerebounced fromcourt to courlwithout finalresolution. Now,out on homedetention goodconduct, for Mario living is withhiswifeJanieof nineyears in South Bendandis already focusing his attention backon trying restore to the neighborhoods. Unfortunately, hishome once detention probation expires, willfacesevere he restrictions. Because hisstatusas a sex of offender. and hiswifecouldbe forced he to movefromtheirhomeand/or forbidden be to seeanychildren including grandchildren. their Thoseof us who havefollowed Mario's case fromthe beginning convinced thishas are that beena hugemiscarriage justice of which needs be stopped.The Organization to of American States agrees.Thisinternational organization classified has Mario a political as prisoner is stepping and through an investigationhiscase.Thisis a slow of process, however, whichwillcomeup shortof the6-month timeframe hishomedetention. of for Thereis non-monetary action that Citizens Common Sense takeon MarioSuns' can behalf.lf youwouldliketo hearmoreaboutit please attend. andweigh on a group in action,

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CIRCUIT BREAKER (Continuedfrom p. 2) 8 cents sales tax while Elkhart pays only 6 cents,or if we have to lose 17omore income tax from our paychecksthan LaPofie, or if our gas stations charge4 cents a gallon more than in Marshall County. And, of course,we will start going to those other counties for our food, gas, and jobs. Nor will want to come here,A smallerand smallerbasewill businesses pay higher and higher taxes until NO ONE CAN LIVE F{ERE. Or - we can turn it around. Insist that our local governments acceptthat we don't need every trim their budgets, conceivable servicethey can offer, and vote out anyonewho doesn'tmake it happen. Only then can we have a County that, like the rest of the state,actuallywelcomesCircuit Breaker insteadof squealinglike a stuckpig when it can't fit under the cap. Voters of St. Joe Courty, ask not what your city or counfy can do for you. Ask what you can do for yourselfand the rest of us by electingnew blood to lower taxesand make this county an affordableplaceto livel ***Come and discussCircuit Breakerat the meeting (above).

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. ' . r Morio Simsfoundedthe NorthwestSide Neighborhood Assnqndservedon the boqrdsof the UrbonLeogue, YMCA, the the County Coalition ogoinstDrugs,ondthe NAACP? Ajlqrioreceivedthe Moyor's"Alive with ServiceAwqrd the NotionqlCouncil Church's of ," "DiomondAward and the HardeeCorp's"Hometow Hero"qwqrdfor humon n rights work? Mario wasan ExecutiveRecruiter with previous experience o Corporqte Crdit as Monogerond woshonorobly dischorged from the Morine corp? Af his triol. the stote'smedical witnesstestified thot whenhe examined Morio'sthen wife immediately after the ollegedrepe,her bloodpressureond pulse werenorrnol and there we?e injuries to ony port of her body? no That his then wife, with whomhe was involved q custodybaftle, loter controdictedport in of her testimorry(regordingo prior rope ollegotion)? Morio hosqffidqvits, tapes ond testimonyshowing wosqt o TV studio of the time of he the alleged breok-in;that the outer doorswere locked6efore, duringand qfter; ond that he hod beengiven side door key snd beenoskedto repoir the broken inner door pone. o No syringeor heroinwosfound,jusf o pocketof syringesbcck st Morio'shousewith one missing. The ownerof the pocket had earliertold policethat she hod usedthe missing syringeto inject herself with insulin soidat &\qrio's but iriol that she hod left the pocket This witnesswosqwarded unopaned. Mario'sAAercedes sfter the triol. The stqte's witnesswho cloimedshe hod loaned /llario o hondgun sincecontrodicted hos her testimonyos well. There is olsosubseguent testimonyregording wotchwhose o locotionwaschanged supportthe originalhondgun to story ot friol. A joilhouse snitchwhotestified that A4ario confassed him but sworehe hod been to offered no deql in exchqnge, wos released five doys lster. Then Prosecutorfdike Bqrnes lster sworein qn qffidovit thot there hod beenq deal but thot he hod notif ied Morio's lawyerof it. (The current Prosecutor'sOffice hosno evidence sucho letter.) Yet of DeputyProsecutor John Mornocholet this inmatetestify ot trial fhqt there wosno deal. Morio'scoserpos tried ond oppeoled ore trudge bef JeonneJourdqnwhomfi\ario latar formolly chorged with bias due to her doughterhovingbeenpreviouslyroped by o block mon.Judge Jourdonretired from the benchond loter took o job as o deputy prosecutor. qn Msyor Kernan went on to becomaGavernor, Prosecutor Borneswent on to become App"qlsCourt Judge,DeputyProsecutorMqrnochq went on to becomeChief Justice of 5t. Joe County SuperiorCourt,and Morio Simswossentenced ?7 yenrs. to

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Mario, It suddenlyhit me that one good way for me to avoid printingerrorswould be not run the material you. (Duh.) So here is whatwe have in the letterto the ProleBoard. Let me by know if any of the facts are inaccurately stated-- even down to the levelof nuances. Thanks, Kelly DearChairman Meloyand Membersof the ParoleBoard, We are writingto make an unusualrequestfor the immediatepardonof convicted felon MarioL. Sims,Sr., DOC #943738,now out underthe supervision Community of Corrections. We knowthat an inmateis not normally eligible pardonpriorto the end for of sentence, Mr. Sims'scase is one of such greatinjustice but that a numberof us think he deservesspecialtreatment. Mario Sims was a fellowactivistin St. JosephCountytwelveyears ago when he wife. The fact that Mariowas suddenlyfound himselfaccusedof rape by his estranged planning file for candidacy MayoragainstJoe Kernanat the time,coupled with the for to now on the record absenceof any witnessesin his defensedespitepages of affidavits snitchwho whichrefutethe state'scase,and most egregiously, use of a jailhouse the when he was released testifiedat trialthat he had been offeredno sentencemodification five days later,all make this arrestand conviction appearto have been politically HumanRights motivated.This opinionis sharedby boththe UnitedNation's prisoner, who has declared Marioa political and the Organization of Commission into AmericanStateswho has begun its own investigation the case. Citizensfor CommonSense,lnc. is a networkof concernedcitizensfrom St. Joseph fiscalpolicies and try to make our Countywhose missionis to monitorlocalgovernment to responsible and responsive the taxpayers. MarioSims city and countygovernments politicalmachine was part of that effort,and we feel he got in the way of the entrenched when they passedtheir in St. JosephCounty, As the GeneralAssemblyrecognized in for citizens shouldnot be punished publicparticipation Anti-SLAPP (PL 114-1998), law processes. Hence,our organization government has voted (CCS meeting,March29,

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GregoryBright & EarlTruvla Convlctedof murder1976 Exonerated June2(X)3 27 yearswronglylmprlsoned

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Steve Avery Convicted of rape 1985 Exonerated Septernber 2OO3 18 yeats wrongly imprisoned

Dennls Maher Convlcted of rape 19fXl Exonerated Aprll 2OO3 2O years wrongly lmprlsoned

Anthony Bragdon Convlcted of rape 1992 Exonerated March 2d)3 1O years wrongly imprisoned

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