Russell Watters

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    St. Louis Red-Light Cameras Are Perfectly Legal, Appellate Court Rules

    The Missouri Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling from last year that found St. Louis' red-light-camera ordinance to be in violation of state law. In a unanimous decision handed down yesterday, all three justices for the Missouri Court of Appeals-Eastern District concluded that St. Louis Circuit ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    St. Louis' Red-Light Camera Ordinance Officially Declared Void

    Buh-bye!​Updated at 9:45 a.m. with response from city counselor Patti Hageman. A St. Louis Circuit Court judge last week officially struck down the city's red-light camera ordinance, effective voiding any outstanding or new citations issued by the city. In a ruling February 17, Judge Mark Neill up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Plaintiffs Seek Class-Action Lawsuit Against St. Louis Red-Light Cameras

    Lawsuit is latest to highlight cracks in the St. Louis law.​Daily RFT yesterday spoke with St. Louis attorney Russell Watters. In December Watters filed a lawsuit on behalf of three people -- Alexa Smith and Timothy and Belle Keane -- who've received red-light camera tickets in St. Louis. The suit ... 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?

  • News

    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.