August 18, 2017
Re: Inform BCI to forward DNA to Cybergenetics to re-analyze: Cold Case 2006-00241169
Dear Public Safety Director Michael McGrath and Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin Williams,
I’m sure you’re busy, so I’ll keep letter brief and to the point. Cybergentics has offered to re-analyze the DNA test results from the cord used to strangle survivor Vernice Crutcher in June 2006.
We’re asking that you make that very urgent call. Give the authorization for re-testing by Cybergenetics.
We maintain that her attacker was now convicted serial killer Anthony E. Sowell.
Ohio and federal laws dictate that Ms. Crutcher is entitled to “access to information,” “meaningful role in the criminal justice system,” “due process,” and “equal protection under the law.”
Please at your earliest convenience, contact the BCI and instruct them to forward her DNA test results to Cybergenetics for a more advanced DNA testing.
Furthermore, her gray watch and ring retrieved from Mr. Sowell’s home. Please also have the County Medical Examiner test these for Ms. Crutcher’s DNA. See Coroner’s photo Inv.9-2140 -Item no. 37
Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.
Consent Decree, Ohio Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment
“Constitutional policing…”-Consent Decree, May 26, 2015, US DOJ and City of Cleveland.
Ohio Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Section 10a Rights of Victims of Crime: “Victims of criminal offenses shall be accorded fairness, dignity, and respect in the criminal justice process. Shall be accorded rights to…information, access and protection and to a meaningful role in the criminal justice process.”
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution: “No state shall deprive a person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.”
Charles D. Newton
Vernice L. Crutcher
Ps: “If evidence is discovered linking Mr. Sowell in this case as a suspect, the case will be presented to the prosecutor.”-Chief of Police Michael McGrath September 9, 2011. - Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Cc: Prosecutor Michael O’Malley
Chief Justice Solomon Oliver Jr. US Northern District Court
Mayor of Cleveland Frank Jackson
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Ohio Crime Victims Justice Center
Ohio American Civil Liberties Union
Anchor Denise Dufala Cleveland 19 News
Investigative Reporter Ed Gallek Fox8News
Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor ABC