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CBS "48 Hours" Features Crowell & Moring Pro Bono Client Crosley Green

Washington, D.C. – June 2, 2015: On Saturday, May 30, network television program CBS "48 Hours" featured an investigative journalism program focusing on Crowell & Moring LLP pro bono client Crosley Green, formerly on death row in Florida state prison. The program, reported by CBS Correspondent Erin Moriarty, addressed Green’s fight to prove his actual innocence as he continues to serve a life sentence after nearly 25 years in prison.

Watch the full CBS broadcast and access the program transcript here:

On September 5, 1990, an all-white jury convicted Mr. Green of first-degree murder of a 22-year-old man in Titusville, Florida and sentenced him to death. In Mr. Green's state habeas proceedings, the Supreme Court of Florida let stand Mr. Green's murder conviction but granted a new penalty phase hearing finding that trial counsel was ineffective.

The ABA Death Penalty Project referred Green's case to Crowell & Moring. In 2009, Crowell & Moring successfully argued to a Florida court that Green should be removed from death row.

Based on evidence discovered during Crowell & Moring's investigation, Mr. Green has now petitioned the federal court for the Middle District of Florida for a writ of habeas corpus seeking a new trial due to constitutional violations in his original state trial, all of which point to the fact that he is actually innocent of the crime for which he was convicted. Read more about the federal habeas proceedings here.

Mr. Green's counsel include Crowell & Moring partners Keith J. Harrison, Jeane Thomas, and Robert Rhoad.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.

CBS 48 Hours: Crosley Green's Last Chance for Freedom


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