ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Supporters rallied Saturday afternoon in Kiener Plaza for a man on Missouri’s death row for a murder 21 years ago.
On Monday, a Missouri Supreme Court appointed special master will hold an evidentiary hearing on the case of 41-year-old Reginald Clemons.
Clemons and three others were convicted of raping and murdering Julie and Robin Kerry by throwing them from the Chain of Rocks Bridge into the Mississippi River on April 4, 1991.
Clemons maintains he was wrongfully-convicted.
Clemons’ mother, Vera, spoke at Saturday’s rally. She said her son’s case affects us all, “Each and every one of us that cares about human life, that cares about justice, that cares about the court system, about speaking truths, not being about how much money you can pay an attorney.”
One of the men convicted in the case has been executed. Another is serving a life sentence. The third has served his time and been released.
Following Monday’s hearing, the special master will issue a report to the Missouri Supreme Court, which then could: order a new trial, order no new trial, or commute Clemons’ sentence.