- Posted April 25, 2014 by
Justice for John Hartman, Free the Fairbanks Four
I am writing today to bring attention to a case that has haunted Fairbanks, AK since October 10th, 1997. The brutal beating and murder of teenager John Hartman and the wrongful conviction of 4 teenage Alaska Native boys. I want to bring justice to the real murderers who have been implicated in 2 separate confessions.
The State of Alaska has delayed any action in this case and should be under investigation themselves for the way this case was handled. I believe they know they wrongfully convicted these guys and realize that they will be held accountable and therefore are refusing to consider their innocence, even with 2 signed confessions from 2 of the 5 teens who actually committed this crime.
Please visit the website dedicated to solving the murder of John Hartman and exonerating the wrongfully convicted individuals - Marvin Roberts, George Frese, Kevin Pease and Eugene Vent. A journalism professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and his students are responsible for a majority of the information on the website and did the investigative journalism pieces. There is also a link to the Fairbanks Daily News Miner, a local newspaper that played a role in the public conviction of these innocent native men. It is my hope, and the hope of thousands more, that by sharing this information with Nancy Grace that you will pick this story up and put it in the national spotlight.
Please help us Nancy! The state prosecutor assigned, Adrienne Bachman, has until May 15th 2014 to respond to the Alaska Innocence Projects latest court filing that contains a signed confession from William Holmes. This is a perfect time to get this story out in the national spotlight. This is a story of murder, prejudice, immorality and wrongful conviction that has created more victims of this horrific crime then one can imagine.