David Ian Blue's case is a symptom of a larger problem of Civil Rights Violations and unfair judicial practices.
Our mission is to #FreeDavidIanBlue who is incarcerated in Marion, Illinois, Williamson County, and claiming his innocence for being wrongfully convicted through unfair judicial practices, false testimony, and critical shortcomings by his former defense attorney.
David Ian Blue is currently in prison, sentenced to six years for a crime that, in essence, is the antithesis of who he is, and how he has conducted his life. His family, friends, and colleagues all agree. David is an innocent man and was wrongfully convicted. From the day David was accused on October 28, 2019, his guilt was presumed.
David was fired from his job, his credibility as a lifelong health professional was destroyed, and he lost connection to his children. The judge made her ruling on this case using evidence that was not presented in court, and could not be cross-examined by David’s trial attorney.
David’s trial attorney failed to adequately represent him and protect him from the trial court’s unconstitutional findings. There was no physical evidence proving David’s guilt in this case.
The Blue Family has hired the Bonjean Law Group for their success in overturning wrongful convictions and to assist in appealing a conviction that should have never been received.
"I am honored to represent David Blue and will work tirelessly to overturn this grave miscarriage of justice. The trial court abdicated its oath to hold the State to its burden of proof when it convicted Mr. Blue on contradictory and inherently unreliable evidence while also considering reports and materials that were never even admitted into evidence. To make matters worse, Mr. Blue's defense counsel failed to protect him from this unconstitutional nightmare. We are confident that on this record, we will obtain justice for Mr. Blue.”
Attorney Jennifer Bonjean of The Bonjean Law Group
David Ian Blue has been a well-respected healthcare professional and active community member in Marion, Illinois for over 12 years. He is a loving and caring father, brother, son, uncle, friend, and neighbor with impeccable character. He has over 22 years of commendable service in Nursing and has held a position as Supervisor of the Cardiovascular ICU at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Illinois.
David has devoted his life to his family and his community. In recent years, he has donated $10,000 to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church to build a much-needed school. While attending New Iberia High School, David volunteered in establishing a community health clinic in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, for the medically indigent, which exists today as the Iberia Comprehensive Clinic.
David and his ex-wife made a prayerful and conscious family decision to adopt their son and daughter for the sole purpose of providing a safe, nurturing, and stable home for children who had been passed over in the Christian Social Services System.
David’s conviction is the result of an unjust system and the state should give him a fair and new trial. At David’s sentencing hearing, 12 people testified in person as character witnesses, and 19 wrote letters including his employer, neighbors, and life-long friends. The judge stated she had never seen a case like David’s, with this level of support.
In the U.S., we have the right to a fair and equitable justice system, but too often people of color are victims of improper practices within the judicial system. According to the National Registry for Exonerations, “African Americans are only 13% of the American population but a majority of innocent defendants wrongfully convicted of crimes and later exonerated.” This miscarriage of justice has shattered David’s existence, and this matter should be rectified with the same swiftness used to malign his character.
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