Alfred Dewayne Brown, Texas

 

June 28, 2019

Alfred Dewayne Brown spent 10 years on death row in Texas, after being convicted of the murders of 27-years-old Alfredia Jones, a store clerk who had recently returned from maternity leave, and 45-year-old Charles Clark, a police officer who was days away from retirement, during a robbery on April 3, 2003. On June 8, 2015, Alfred was released from prison, after courts had found that prosecutors improperly withheld evidence from the defense, including evidence that supported Alfred’s assertion that he was at his girlfriend’s house at the time of the murders. Since his release, Alfred has attempted to claim compensation for his time unjustly imprisoned. In order to have a chance at compensation, Alfred was required to have a judge declare him “actually innocent,” a move supported by District Attorney Kim Ogg. After receiving the amended judgement, a state comptroller denied Alfred compensation, however Alfred and his attorney plan to appeal before, if necessary going to the Texas Supreme Court.

Original Article - June 9, 2015

 

On November 10, 2005, the life of 23-year-old Alfred Dwayne Brown changed forever - a jury sentenced him to death. Nearly 10 years later, the approximate amount of time a person spends on death row in Texas before being executed, Alfred’s life again changed forever. No, unlike most Texas inmates who spend 10 years on death row, Alfred was not executed; he was released from prison!

 

On April 3, 2003, 27-years-old Alfredia Jones, a store clerk who had recently returned from maternity leave, and 45-year-old Charles Clark, a police officer who was days away from retirement, were shot and killed during a robbery at a check cashing establishment in Houston, Texas. Alfred Brown, Deshan Glaspie, and Elijah Joubert were arrested and charged with the robbery and murders. Elijah was also sentenced to death. Deshan, was given a reduced sentence in exchange for his testimony. According to Deshan, Alfred shot Officer Clark and Elijah shot Alfredia.

 

Alfred always claimed his innocence, saying he was at his girlfriend’s place at the time of the crime. During an appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals, Alfred’s death sentence was thrown out. It had been discovered that evidence had been withheld, evidence which would have supported his alibi. With the support of the District Attorney’s office, Alfred was granted a new trial. As the prosecution began preparing for a new trial, they realized that they no longer had sufficient evidence to convict Alfred.

 

On Monday, June 8, 2015, Alfred was released from prison, a free man! All charges against him were dropped, however the investigation remains open. Please pray for Alfred as he adjusts to his new life. Please pray for the families of Alfredia Jones and Charles Clark.

 

  

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