Mary Bell

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    George Allen, Convicted of Murder in 1983, Is Now One Step Away from Total Freedom

    The campaign to free convict George Allen after three decades of incarceration has already succeeded; he was released in mid-November, pending some final legal hurdles. Looks like there's only one legal hurdle left. Yesterday, Missouri's Western Appellate District gave their imprimatur to a lower-co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    George Allen Expected To Be Released Wednesday Morning

    George Allen has been locked up for about three decades for the brutal rape and murder of court reporter Mary Bell in 1982. But a campaign to prove his innocence has convinced Cole County Judge Daniel Green that he didn't get a fair trial, and tomorrow -- barring a procedural move from the Missouri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Man Who Has Spent 30 Years in Jail for Rape-Murder Will Be Set Free

    Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce announced today she won't re-file charges against 56-year-old George Allen, who has been locked up for nearly three decades for the murder of court reporter Mary Bell back in 1982. On Friday, Cole Conty judge Daniel Green finally agreed with Allen's attorneys from The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    George Allen: Hearing Today Will Try to Clear Inmate -- 8 Years After RFT Confirmed DNA Didn't Match

    He's been incarcerated for three decades for the brutal murder of Mary Bell, a St. Louis court reporter whose nude body was found stabbed to death in her LaSalle Park apartment in 1982. And again today attorneys with the Innocence Project will argue that George Allen be released. After the jury dead ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2004

    Semen Says

    A new DNA test casts serious doubt on George Allen's guilt. So why is he still in prison?

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    July 2, 2003

    Best Evidence

    George Allen claims police made him confess to rape and murder. Twenty years after Allen was convicted, his last hope hinges on a DNA test.

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    July 2, 2003

    Confession Transcript

    Read George Allen's complete 1982 police interrogation