When we first became involved in Jason Payne's case we didn't know who he was, didn't know his family or friends, and knew next to nothing about his crime. We asked and received the trial transcripts, discovery, crime scene photos, autopsy reports, etc. For us (A4WC) to accept a case we have to be purely objective and be absolutely certain beyond any doubt that the convicted person we're looking at is actually innocent; a not guilty finding is not a condition in which we can accept a case. We always go into a case, and went into this case assuming Jason was guilty; the evidence had to show us he was innocent.
On our first review of Jason Payne's case we had minimal doubt about his innocence; but minimal doubt would have prevented us from accepting the case. We pursed the case further and dug deeper into all the evidence. After months of a thorough study of the evidence and an analysis of the case, we reached the conclusion that Jason Payne was innocent of the charge of double homicide and was wrongfully convicted. We concluded, based on all the evidence there was no possible way Jason could have committed the crime he was charged with and convicted of; it would have been impossible.
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