On death row now for over a decade, Jeffrey Havard fights wrongful conviction and death sentence by Mississippi state

Prisoner Activist

April 22, 2013 | Lisa Dawson


Jeffrey Havard currently sits in solitary confinement on death row in Mississippi, wrongfully convicted in 2002 of murdering and sexually abusing his then-girlfriend’s 6-month old daughter, Chloe Britt, who died from head injuries. While the state of Mississippi argues that Havard, 34, sexually abused and killed the child, Havard maintains that he accidentally dropped her while removing her from the bathtub.

If you’re not familiar with Jeffrey Havard’s case, read a summary of Havard’s case hereBruce Fischer also provides a good background on GroundReport.

I initially learned of the case through colleague and friend Lori Havard (@LoriHavard16 on Twitter), a relentless advocate for the wrongfully convicted and who has a drive I envy, which she claims materialized after coming this close to catching a serious wrongful conviction case of her own five years ago.

Lori’s devotion to proving Havard’s innocence inspired me…

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