A judge is considering evidence in the death penalty case of Reginald Clemons after four days of testimony this week.
During a press conference Friday morning, Clemons’s parents stood alongside representatives from the ACLU, and the NAACP, to condemn what they call a broken justice system that’s responsible for sending their son to death row.
Clemons was convicted for the 1991 rape and murder of 20-year-old Julie Kerry and 19-year-old Robin Kerry.
Bishop Reynolds Thomas is Clemons father. He says the justice system is corrupt.
The effort to free Reginald Clemons from Missouri's death row goes to a St. Louis courtroom starting today.
Clemons was one of four men convicted in the 1991 killings of two St. Louis-area sisters, 20-year-old Julie Kerry and 19-year-old Robin Kerry. Both girls, along with their visiting male cousin, were thrown from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge. The cousin, Thomas Cummins, survived.