Green to hear another ‘innocence’ case

Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green is to meet with attorneys this morning in another case where a prison inmate is seeking release on a claim of innocence of the original crime.

Based partly on his own confession, George Allen Jr. was convicted in 1983 of capital murder, rape, sodomy, and burglary during a Feb. 4, 1982, home invasion in St. Louis.

He currently is being held at the Jefferson City Correctional Center, which is why his case is being heard in the Cole County circuit court. Allen’s case is being handled by attorneys Barry Scheck and Olga Akselrod of the “Innocence Project.”

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