West Palm Beach, Fla. (US~Observer) — Sadly, on Oct. 13, 2006, 85-year-old Lucy Miller was killed while making a reckless U-turn. In April 2007, Jamie Clark, the other party to the accident, was charged with DUI manslaughter. Now, evidence has emerged showing prosecutors withheld evidence of Clark’s innocence. Justice is not being served here. More so, this case exemplifies the old adage “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
On Aug. 27, the 41-year-old Clark’s post-conviction relief (PCR) hearing began in front of Judge John Kastrenakes. The hearing lasted three days, during which time 15th Judicial District assistant state prosecutors Leigh Miller and Judith Arco extracted numerous twisted lies from their witnesses in an all-out effort to deceive the judge. Clark’s attorneys, Alan Ross and Benjamin Waxman, were able to clearly show that material evidence was not made available to Clark’s original defense counsel prior to or during his trial and subsequent false conviction.
State Attorney Dave Aronberg has been aware of the facts of this case for many months; he has been well aware of Clark’s innocence, yet he has chosen to hinder justice and cover up the false conviction of Jamie Clark. Aronberg allowed his prosecutors to make blatant attempts in open court to twist and distort information. If any prudent person were to analyze the evidence presented to Kastrenakes during the recent PCR case, he would have to conclude that the prosecutors were actually attempting to make Kastrenakes look ignorant and gullible, which he is not, by trying to get him to accept distortions that completely contradict fact and common sense.
Briefs are due on this case by Oct. 11, and Kastrenakes said he will give his ruling by Nov. 15. Before I expose some of the lies and deceptions that were perpetrated by Aronberg’s office during the PCR hearing, I prompt you to read our initial investigative article, “Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit — Past Officials Flip-Flop on Justice.”
A Brief Review Of Clark’s Case History
Clark and Miller were involved in a car accident on Oct. 13, 2006. Clark was eventually charged with DUI manslaughter on April 7, 2007, regarding Lucy Miller’s death. An exhaustive US~Observer investigation showed that the accident was unavoidable due to the fact that Lucy Miller, while attempting to make a U-turn, pulled directly in front of Clark. Lucy Miller failed to yield to oncoming traffic, as required by Florida statutes. The State of Florida would, after two years, add a charge of vehicular homicide. Clark’s charges were originally dismissed by Kastrenakes in December 2010, due to the State’s filing a nolle prosequi motion. (The State of Florida dropped charges to avoid the court’s order to go to trial immediately.)
According to information obtained by the US~Observer, Assistant State Attorney Ellen Roberts, after much influence by people associated with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and Lucy Miller’s son, Steven Schumer, re-filed Clark’s criminal charges in January 2011, more than four years after the accident. Clark was represented at his Sept. 12, 2011, trial by attorney David Roth. And according to witnesses and trial records, Roth failed to adequately represent Clark. Clark was convicted on Sept. 15 2011, and incarcerated that same day, nearly five years after the accident.
Clark has spent more than two years in prison for an alleged crime he did not commit — one that was politically and maliciously motivated!
Just how far will bad and dangerous human beings (prosecutors and their accomplices) go in an effort to exact misplaced vengeance and vindictiveness? Aronberg should not be the State Attorney for the 15th Judicial District in Florida or any other “District” for that matter, as he is a potential danger to any one of his constituents at any given time. In my opinion, Roberts and others involved in wrongfully destroying Clark’s life should be placed in a prison cell for a good, long time.
Read the rest of this informative article wherein the US~Observer exposes the lies, as well as the truth and facts presented during Clark’s PCR hearing, and you will clearly see the common sense that proves his innocence. You will truly be incensed!
And, how about this absolute shocker: The only eyewitness to the accident, whose testimony was restricted at Clark’s trial, was Rabbi Marci Bloch. She is a Jewish Rabbi. Lucy Miller was reportedly coming from “temple,” so I would assume she was Jewish, just as I would conclude that her son, Schumer, who has reportedly pushed for the continued incarceration of Clark, is also Jewish. Now for a real kicker: Aronberg is Jewish! Could there be a connection here?
I happen to have Jewish friends and the US~Observer is not big on conspiracies, unless they can be proven, but my readership can rest assured that we are currently digging into this subject matter. By the way, Clark is not Jewish.
Once you have been shocked, please be responsible. Call Aronberg at 561-355-7100 or by email at StateAttorney@sa15.org and let him know that you don’t appreciate unethical and dishonest prosecutors attacking Clark or any other innocent person.