Reginald Clemons

Reginald Clemons
5:29 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Missouri Supreme Court Hears Clemons Case

Mo. Supreme Court Building
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The case of a Missouri death row inmate who accuses police of beating a false confession out of him was heard Tuesday by the State Supreme Court.

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Reginald Clemons
1:37 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Clemons's supporters question integrity of prosecution

The Chain of Rocks Bridge in north St. Louis (photo by Creative Commons user ChrisYunker)

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.

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Chain of Rocks Bridge murders
4:55 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Hearing continues in Clemons' death penalty case

The Chain of Rocks Bridge in north St. Louis (photo by Creative Commons user ChrisYunker)

Missouri death row inmate Reginald Clemons says detective interrogators beat him so badly he admitted to raping two sisters who were pushed to their deaths from the old Chain of Rocks Bridge.


Clemons testified today at a special hearing that he confessed because he feared for his life. He is on death row for the 1991 rape and murder of 20-year-old Julie Kerry and 19-year-old Robin Kerry.


After the hearing, the Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether to commute Clemons' death sentence and possibly require a new trial.

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Morning round-up
9:20 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Morning headlines: Monday, September 17, 2012

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Clemons hearing today in St. Louis courtroom

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.

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