- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois appellate court has ruled that a central Illinois man convicted in a 1991 murder cannot file a petition he claims will lead to his exoneration.

The 4th District Appellate Court recently ruled lawyers for Jamie Snow hadn’t offered sufficient proof that new evidence exists to show witnesses who testified against him were lying.

Snow is serving a life sentence for the murder of Bloomington gas station attendant William Little during what appeared to be a robbery of the station.

According to The Pantagraph (https://bit.ly/1MbWTLH ), lawyers from The Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School argued that witnesses lied about seeing Snow leave the gas station.

The McLean County State’s Attorney’s office has opposed efforts to reopen the case.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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