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Crosley Green

Crowell & Moring Pro Bono Client Fights to Prove Innocence

About the Case

Crowell & Moring represents Crosley Green in his fight to prove his innocence in the 1989 murder of Charles “Chip” Flynn Jr. Mr. Green has served 29 years in prison, including 19 years on death row, while maintaining his innocence.

On July 20, 2018, a federal court in Orlando, Fla., granted Mr. Green's petition for habeas corpus in a ruling that requires prosecutors to retry Mr. Green or release him from prison. The court found that Mr. Green’s constitutional rights were violated when Brevard County, Fla., prosecutors withheld key evidence in his 1990 trial for the murder of Mr. Flynn.

The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr. required Mr. Green to be released from prison if prosecutors decline to initiate proceedings within 90 days to retry him. The state of Florida has appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Green remains in prison while his case is pending.

The ABA Death Penalty Project referred Mr. Green's case to Crowell & Moring in 2008. Mr. Green was removed from death row and sentenced to life in 2009.

Mr. Green’s pro bono legal team includes: Crowell & Moring partners Keith J. Harrison and Jeane A. Thomas; Nichols Liu partner Robert Rhoad; Crowell & Moring counsel Vincent J. Galluzzo; former Crowell & Moring associate Stacie Lieberman; and Crowell & Moring senior pro bono paralegal Virginia Martin.

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