UPDATE: May 13, 2011
PLEASE SEE UPDATE POSTED IN OTHER SECTION – It looks like we will have a decision in Mid-Ju
We learned this week that a DECISION on Eric’s appeal will be final and published during March 2010. We are awaiting this decision any day now.
We will update everone interested with the outcome of the decision by the California Court of Appeals. Pray for this 3 Judge panel that they thoughtfully considered the facts of this trial and that they decide to overturn this conviction and order a new trial.
We are grateful to Skadden, Aarps (Tom Nolan and Carl Winston) and Ron Turner for their tireless legal work and Joel Engel and Oscar Rothenberg for their investigative work.
We visited Eric on Saturday, February 20th in prison. Eric is physically healthy, but the prison life is beginning to harden his heart. Please join us in praying for strength and the spirit to fill him in these (hopefully) final days of this journey.
Paul and Loni
UPDATE: December 30, 2009
Eric’s Appeal has been fully briefed and presented to a three (3) judge panel in Ventura, CA. on December 10, 2009.
We are currently awaiting the Courts decision – hopefully any day now, possibly early January 2010.
We are very hopeful that the key arguments and case law presented will cause this conviction to be set aside or overturned and a new trial ordered.
If you can help financially, you may donate via PAYPAL or by check to Eric to help cover defense expenses including expert witnesses – see below.
We are also looking to build a fund for Eric for a NEW trial should the Appeal be successful and Eric will need a defense attorney.
We are deeply indebted to Joel Engel and Oscar Rothenberg for their incredible investigative work which has resulted in the evidence, facts and expert witness testimony/declarations that prove Eric’s innocence as shown in this story published today.
We are thrilled with the work of Ron Turner and the September 2009 addition to the legal team, Skadden Aarps. Tom Nolan has been amazing in the appeal process and we are so grateful to them both.
Pray for Eric – two years in prison since his conviction on December 17th. He remains strong and faithful, but the time and institutional life is wearing on him.
Every little bit helps!!!
Paypal Eric’s account through the above email addresss
Checks may be sent or deposited as follows:
Eric Frimpong Freedom Fund
Att: Loni Monahan
1521 Summit Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92024
Or walk into any Montecito Bank and Trust location to direct deposit into:
Eric Frimpong Freedom Fund.
Montecito Bank and Trust
1106 Coast Village Road
Montecito, CA 93108