Readers sound off on Danny May appeal

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By The Staff

After reading the Dec. 9, 2009 article published on the case against Danny May, I begin to wonder what happened to our “fair and impartial” Judicial system.  If something like this can happen to a guy like Danny, whom I’ve known for more than 15 years, then it could happen to just about anybody.

I didn’t want to believe that someone with an outlook on life like Danny  could have ever done such things, but at the same time I began to have my doubts towards his innocence after his conviction.

Our legal system is supposed to protect the innocent and convict the guilty.  After reading this article I had to actually sit back and wonder why it is that I myself began to doubt his innocence based upon a plea he made in court.

Now I believe I will stick to what my first instinct told me, that Danny would not have done the things he was accused of.  On the other hand I do have to rethink how much faith I should have in our “justice system,” because if it can happen to one man, then it could happen to another.

To be honest it scares me a little to think that it could happen to me, especially since in the recent years in DNA testing, testing has become more reliable, there seems to have been quite a few “innocent” people who were released from prison.  I cannot imagine the anguish a person must feel when he is sitting in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Kelli Townsend