“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”


― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail

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In 2007, Keith Washington was attacked by two men in the upstairs of his home while his wife and daughter were downstairs.  Even though the extensive investigation showed that he acted in self defense, Keith was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison.  The Prince George’s County State’s Attorneys' only fact witness, Robert White, was allowed to perjure himself under oath repeatedly and the prosecutors knew it, allowed it, and knowingly sent an innocent man to prison.  Keith is no stranger to the injustices of our criminal justice system.  After working tirelessly for his freedom, Keith was finally released in 2021. 

Read about the case, the facts, and the fabricated evidence for yourself at www.oneinnocentman.org

The Keith Washington Story

 

In Napue v. Illinois, this Court made clear that “a conviction obtained through use of false evidence, known to be such by representatives of the State, must fall under the Fourteenth Amendment and must be vacated.” 360 U.S. 264, 269 (1959) Supreme Court 

We put [White] on the stand; he was a witness of ours but you’ll never see me standing in front of a jury saying what this witness says is the truth.”

Assistant State's Attorney William Moomau, prosecutor in Keith's case who never corrected perjured testimony

 

“The truthfulness of Mr. White’s testimony is seriously in doubt, and he even admits this.  The extent of Mr. White’s inconsistencies about the events make it clear that he testified untruthfully.”

Byron Warnken, Attorney, Warnken LLC and Law Professor, Univ. of Baltimore

“It’s already been demonstrated I think so far in cross-examination that this witness (Robert White) has only a passing acquaintance with the truth.”

Daniel Karp, Esq., Karpinski, Colaresi, and Karp

“I knew they [Moomau and Wright] were going to cheat.”

— Michael Worthy, Esq., Former Prince George's County Assistant State's Attorney and colleague of William Moomau and Joseph Wright

Based on what I reviewed, I know Mr. Washington is innocent.”

— Timothy Fitzmaurice, Former County Attorney Prince George’s County, Maryland


“The State (Prince George's County State's Attorney Office) is asking the jury to convict on counts that they disavow.”

— Michael Starr, Esq. Defense attorney for Keith in criminal trial

 

“A prosecutor's job is not to convict but to seek justice. And so, if a person is being wrongfully convicted it’s the responsibility of the prosecutor - not the defense attorney - to make sure that that wrong is righted.”

— Craig Watkins, Dallas County, Texas District Attorney, creator of first conviction integrity unit to investigate wrongful convictions