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Joseph Brown

My name is Joseph Patrick Brown. I’ve been on Mississippi death row for 31 years, wrongfully convicted and sentenced for the murder of Martha Day, a store clerk on August 8, 1992. My live-in girlfriend, Rachel Walker was the perpetrator of the crime. She admitted to it. And she was also the state eyewitness against me who claimed that I murdered in the state.

Moses Nick Green is also a murder victim who was murdered on August 6th, 1992. And according to the investigation by Natchez Police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Adams County District Attorney, Rachel Walker is also involved in that crime as well. Nothing was ever done with Mr. Green’s case.

Okay, one need not look much further than the videotape interview of Rachel Walker on August 11th, 1992, the same day we were arrested, and on August 14th, 1992 to deduce that the Natchez Police Department inquiry into Martha’s Day murder began and ended with me as the one and only suspect. This conclusion was illogical, given the facts, however, due through the lens of a personal relationship between Rachel Walker and the officers:

William Mitchell, who led the investigation, Robert Dawson, who was second lead investigation, and Willie B. Jones, who was the patrol officer who collected the murder weapon from the bar owner, Flora Newman. Despite all the physical evidence pointing to Rachel Walker, the Natchez police officers concluded early on that I was the perpetrator and that I alone would be prosecuted for this murder.

August 14, ’92, in the videotape interview of Rachel Walker, Lieutenant Mitchell told Rachel Walker that leading up to our arrest, a mere three days after Ms. Day’s murder, I knew who did it. I was just waiting to see if you would help her. That’s Exhibit 23 and 65.

Exhibit 27, Lieutenant Mitchell acknowledges What is painfully obvious about my case — the gun that purportedly killed Ms. Dave traced back to Rachel. The two dollar bill that came from the store cash register traced back to Rachel. But EMPD officers concluded that I was responsible for Ms. Dave’s murder from the very beginning.

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