Johnnie Lee Savory. Fighting on.http://www.freewayenterprise.com/profiles/blogs/johnnie-savory-fighting-on
Although the lawyers succeeded in obtaining Savory's release on parole on December 19, 2006, on-going efforts to obtain DNA testing through the courts have not succeeded. With those remedies exhausted, Savory's only hope of proving his innocence lies with Governor Blagojevich before whom a petition for executive clemency based on innocence is pending.Johnnie Lee Savory. Center on Wrongful convictions.http://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=johnnie%20savory&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CGEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.law.northwestern.edu%2Fcwc%2Fnewsandevents%2FSavory.html&ei=pmGuT8i9DMrcsgbwl-mgBA&usg=AFQjCNGzJd1rFfmewl_RMoIyCqENKZ-cCQ
Johnnie Lee Savory, 45, spent two-thirds of his life behind bars for a double murder that he says DNA testing can prove he did not commit.
The trouble is that, even though Illinois law guarantees the right to DNA testing when it is relevant to a claim of actual innocence, the courts have denied that right in Savory's case.
As a result, Savory is asking Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to order the testing, which would be paid for privately, at no cost to the taxpayers.