BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man serving life in prison for the 1991 murder of a gas station attendant should not have the chance to bring his case to the Illinois Supreme Court, prosecutors argued in a recent court filing.
Jamie Snow has asked the state’s high court to examine his claims that faulty eyewitness testimony and untrue accounts from jail inmates about Snow’s involvement were behind his conviction a decade after the crime.
Bill Little was working at the former Clark gas station on East Empire Street when he was shot during an apparent armed robbery.
Snow’s case is being handled by lawyers with the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project.
In his response to Snow’s request for consideration by the Supreme Court, McLean County State’s Attorney Ron Dozier repeated the state’s previous arguments that no new evidence has been brought forward by Snow’s lawyers.
The issues, he said, have been addressed in appeals that were turned down at the local and appellate court levels.
Eight witnesses told the jury that Snow made incriminating statements and another three who were incarcerated with Snow said Snow admitted he killed Little.
Snow’s lawyers contend that several witnesses have recanted their initial testimony and others were offered plea deals or other consideration in exchange for their testimony.