John Robert Hayes Awaits Another Appeal Without The Support That Darryl Hunt And Kalvin Michael Smith Received

The Winston-Salem’s Journal’s Michael Hewlett has done some excellent reporting on John Robert Hayes‘ case. On Thursday Hewlett reported that the Wake Forest Innocence and Justice Clinic filed another appeal on Hayes’ behalf.

Hewlett’s reporting reveals more improper behavior on the part of the Forsyth County D.A.’s Office in the 80s and 90s. Look closely at John Robert Hayes’ case and you will see the similarities with Darryl Hunt and Kalvin Michael Smith’s wrongful convictions.

John Robert Hayes is … Read the rest

What Does The Fourth Of July Mean To John Robert Hayes?

Today all throughout our nation folks will be celebrating our nation’s independence. Fireworks and cookouts are the order of the day. But what does the Fourth of July mean to John Robert Hayes?

If you don’t know who John Robert Hayes is, read the Winston-Salem Journal’s Michael Hewlett. John Robert Hayes, 45 is currently serving two life sentences in connection with a double-homicide that occurred on July 25, 1993. Someone shot 3 men, killing two of  them at the … Read the rest

High Profile NYC Wrongful Conviction Case Has Parallels With John Robert Hayes’ Case

“Under the rules of ethics, prosecutors only have one mission, which is to do justice. They represent the people of the state of New York. The people of the state of New York win when the right man is convicted, and they win when the wrong man is released or acquitted.”

                – Jonathan Edelstein, Steven Odiase’s attorney, Democracy Now, 4/19/2017


Monday, Steven Odiase was released from jail after serving six years for a crime that he didn’t commit. He … Read the rest

Tom Keith’s New Appointment Invites Renewed Scrutiny

Former Forsyth County D.A. Tom Keith has been named acting Rockingham County District Attorney by Governor Roy Cooper. Rockingham County’s elected D.A., Craig Blitzer is currently under investigation by the SBI. It appears that Blitzer and another D.A. hired their wives for work that they didn’t actually perform.

Tom Keith told the Journal that he will serve as long as he’s needed, perhaps until the people of Rockingham County elect a new district attorney in November, 2018. The Winston-Salem JournalRead the rest

John Robert Hayes, Another Victim Of The Forsyth County Injustice System

On March 13, Darryl Hunt’s body was found in a shopping center across from the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. That was a sad day for Winston. Darryl Hunt served nearly 20 years for a rape and murder that he didn’t commit. The Forsyth County D.A.’s Office ignored evidence that would have led them to the real perpetrator, Willard Brown. They put a collection of known liars on the stand (including a member of the KKK) and twice convinced a jury … Read the rest