Abu Ali Abdur'Rahman

A Case of Failed Justice

Abu Ali

Juror Scarlett Smith (From Abu Ali's Original Trial):

"I certainly would have wanted to see the TBI Lab report which showed [Abu Ali] had no blood on his clothes. I would have wanted to know all about [Abu Ali's] extensive mental health history including treatment, diagnoses, and attempted suicide. Had I known all this at the time there is a chance my decision would have been diferent. I feel that [Abu Ali] had the right to have all this presented to the jury."

•    An unscrupulous prosecutor fabricated his case against Abu Ali and deceived the court and the jury.

•    An unprepared, conflicted defense lawyer neither defended Abu Ali nor rebutted the prosecution's false version of the facts.

•    A childhood filled with torture and abuse led to Abu Ali's documented mental illness.

•    The jury never heard the truth about Abu Ali's life, his mental illness, or the circumstances surrounding the offense.

•    Eight of the original jurors now say they would not have voted for the death penalty had they been presented with the truth.

•    Abu-Ali has never had his day in court.