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I’m supposed to tell the truth but I can’t tell it. With Greg it happened. Outcry I, child under interview, Sky Documentaries 2020
One of the best football players I’ve been around … just a superior athlete. ibid. coach
They’re lying. Why would I do this to a kid? ibid. Greg
Leander player faces child sex charges. ibid. Austin American-Statesman headline
New molestation charge for ex-football player. ibid. headline
It is worse than murder. The least you can get is 25 years without parole. ibid. Greg
False accusations are created by adults and carried by children. ibid. defense to jury
Following the conviction it became a story of the steadfast support this man got from his girlfriend, from his friends, from perfect strangers that thought, This case doesn’t seem right. ibid. Bryan Mays, anchor KVUE
They got it wrong. ibid. Greg
20 July 2014 (four days after Kelley’s conviction): Thank you for your support to help fight for Greg Kelley and get him released from jail … We are disgusted with this justice system, and it has become a game to certain people … Not to have justice done but to increase their credentials … We are a righteous fight for justice and we will not stop. Outcry II, Jake Brydon, advocate’s video appeal
Kelley verdict elicits protests. ibid. news article Jonathan Adams
You really have to look at how the child was interviewed, not just at what the child is saying. ibid. expert
Dailey (rozzer) decides he doesn’t like that. So Daley did something extraordinarily wrong, stupid, and against all type of policy. With his gun prominently in display, he marches in and begins to interrogate a scared little four-year-old boy as if he is an adult man. ibid. defense dude
He [best friend] was very jealous [of Greg]… He wanted his girlfriend and he wanted his life. ibid. re Greg’s ‘best friend’
They moved the date: that’s exactly what they did with Greg … They moved the date several times. ibid. defense dude
There’s no investigation in this case. It’s stunning. ibid.
Jonathan McCarty [best friend] is a person of interest in this case. Outcry III, news
Brief: Detective Dailey, what would you say is the ultimate goal of a police investigation in a criminal case?
Dailey: Successful prosecution. ibid.
Brief: I believe you stated at trial you believed the children – is that correct – [Correct] – and therefore you didn’t feel there was an additional investigation to be done?
Dailey: Correct. ibid.
The seeds are planted when Dailey tells the father – we think Greg Kelley molested your child. ibid.
There’s no reason to suspect anything’s happened to this child … The second child did not come forward: the second child’s outcry was orchestrated by Detective Dailey. ibid. defense
We’ve been on this journey to figure out what the truth is here and it has proved difficult at every turn. ibid. Innocence Project
Was I aware there was a resemblance? – Jonathan McCarthy and Greg Kelley – Yes I was. ibid. trial prosecutor at appeal
Now we are learning new information from the Texas Ranger’s investigation that keeps him as a active suspect in this child sex assault investigation. ibid. KVUE Austin News
Sabotage and spitefulness. ibid. Greg’s brief re disinformation campaign
Now the focus is on an attorney who defended him in 2014. Outcry IV, news
His prior lawyer becomes his worst enemy. ibid. observer
They [Jonathan McCarthy/Greg Kelley] looked like twins to me. ibid.
Breaking News: Former high school football star Greg Kelley out on bond. It’s the first time he’s seen freedom in three years. ibid. news
When I was incarcerated I received an outpouring of love from this community. ibid. Greg’s review evidence
He has met his burden … The Court recommends … actual innocence be GRANTED … conviction be set aside … In her ruling Judge King said that his attorney at his first trial was ineffective. ibid. news of ruling setting aside verdict
‘Catastrophic Failure’: Justice system failed in Kelley case, DA says. ibid. Austin American-Statesman headline
This was a drive-by character assassination. Outcry V ***** brief
I met Jonathan when I was 15 and he raped me two weeks before I turned 16, and that was maybe within a month of two of Greg being officially convicted. ibid. victim
Patricia Cummings [Greg’s original lawyer] and her then lawyer Gary Udashen along with her other two lawyers are working together with the SPA to deny Greg the very thing that they publicly said they wanted to see enacted into law. ibid.
I didn’t know the law. I didn’t study. I didn’t know my rights. I was trusting people with my life I had no idea were working against me. ibid.
Kelley, committed to Texas-San Antonio at the time, was arrested in 2013, when he was a high-school senior. He was alleged to have sexually abused two young boys at an in-home daycare, and the following year, he was convicted and sentenced. There were significant holes in the case, though, even after conviction — the child never properly identified Kelley, in a photo, as the perpetrator, and the lead detective never interviewed Kelley, and admitted asking leading questions while interviewing the young boys.
Also, Kelley's attorney had done legal work for the family of the man who eventually admitted to the crime for which Kelley was accused and convicted.
Kelley declined a plea deal that would've kept him out of prison, and in July 2014 was convicted by a jury of two counts of super-aggravated sexual assault of one boy. The charge by the other boy was dismissed.
One petition was denied in September 2014, and an appeal was denied in 2016. But in 2017, his new lawyer filed a new petition, claiming Kelley had received an inadequate legal defense in the first trial, and that the lead detective conducted a faulty investigation. He was released on bond in August 2017, a district court judge recommended the conviction be overturned in December 2017, and last November 6, it became official.
Multiple judges wrote that Kelley was an innocent man, not just freeing him based on technicalities.
The other suspect, Johnathan McCarty, is the son of the woman who ran the daycare, and once was a high-school friend and roommate of Kelley’s. They were living together at the time of the alleged incidents. McCarty is now in prison on unrelated drug charges.
Kelley’s case has been well-documented, including in the Showtime series, Outcry.
‘Mr Kelley is an exonerated man in the eyes of the law, and an eligible student-athlete in the eyes of the NCAA’, Eastern athletic director Scott Wetherbee said in a statement Saturday. ’I encourage you to look into his background with the significant coverage that his story has generated, so you can get a full understanding of the case. As with any student-athlete, we would provide him the same academic and personal resources that are provided to all within our institution, and will hold him to the same standards as every other student-athlete on campus. Eastern Michigan is not looking to become part of a story in which it does not belong, but rather to serve as the first chapter in the next facet of a young man’s life. We look forward to helping Mr Kelley succeed in his academics and on the playing field’ …
Kelley was in prison for 1,153 days, and on bond for 1,149 more days. Detroitnews online article