In 1939, a man with an IQ of 46 was executed by the State of Colorado for the brutal murder of a 15-year-old girl, and the attempted murder of her 12-year-old sister. He was 23 years old, but had the mindset of someone much younger. The story of his trial, conviction and eventual execution, will be one of the most shocking and horrifying miscarriages of justice you will ever hear about.
- Born in Pueblo, CO on April 29, 1915
- Murder occurred on August 14, 1936
- Arrested initially for vagrancy on August 26, 1936
- Executed on January 6, 1939
- Granted posthumous pardon in 2011 by Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado
Raymond was accused of the murder of Jodi in 2007. He was found guilty of perjury in regards to her murder. After doing 22 months in prison and being considered a convicted felon, Raymond was exonerated after Jodi’s murdered tried to kidnap another young girl and was linked to Jodi’s murder through DNA
In 1991, a young woman was found savagely beaten and sexually mutilated on the side of a city road. Her injuries were so severe that she wasn’t expected to survive; however, she defied all odds and lived, but was left with a permanent physical injuries. The victim was able to provide the authorities with the names of her attackers and the details of the attack, which led to their arrests and convictions. But there was one enormous problem, everything the woman said was a lie…
In 2007, 11 year old Jodi was riding when she was kidnapped, murdered and disposed of in a cemetery. The police focused on a local reserve officer, Raymond, who eventually was arrested and convicted of perjury in regards to the murder investigation. Eight years after Jodi’s murder, a similar crime took place five miles from where Jodi was killed, only this young girl escaped. The man as caught and his DNA was linked to Jodi’s death. It wasn’t Raymond who was after little girls, but a respected member of the community…
In 1939, a man with an IQ of 46 was executed by the State of Colorado for the brutal murder of a 15-year-old girl. He was 23 years old, but had the mindset of someone much younger. The story of his trial, conviction and eventual execution, will be one of the most shocking and horrifying miscarriages of justice you will ever hear about. This is the story of Joe Arridy.