Ricky Kidd Talks With Fellow Exoneree Laquanda “Faye” Jacobs
Unfortunately Ms Jacobs was not able to join us for this broadcast but we will have her on at a later date. Instead host David Bell spoke to Ricky Kidd about his case and the legal issues and unethical conduct that led to his release, as well as his plans for the future.
Who better to talk to someone who has been exonerated from a wrongful conviction that someone who has lived the horror themselves. The Midwest Innocence Project website has this to say about the case of Laquanda “Faye” Jacobs –
On the evening of February 9, 1992, police picked up Faye Jacobs for questioning in the case of an aggravated robbery and shooting that occurred earlier that afternoon. Witnesses had described the shooter as in her thirties, with scars under her eyes, and wearing pants and a coat – Jacobs, then 16 years old, was still in the white dress she’d worn to church that morning. After gunshot residue tests of Jacob’s hands came back negative, Jacobs picture was shown to a witness who could not identify her and she was subsequently released.
Nine days later, the witness who was unable to identify Jacobs as the shooter hours after witnessing the crime, chose Jacobs as the shooter from a photo line-up. More than two weeks from the date of the shooting, another witness chose Jacobs as the shooter from a photo line-up. Jacobs was subsequently charged with capital murder.
Check out more about her case on the Midwest innocence Project website and find news articles about her case and others at https://themip.org/clients/laquanda-faye-jacobs/
Today Host Ricky Kidd of the Midwest Innocence Project will conduct his first interview from the KKFI studios when he talks with Faye Jacobs about her conviction and time spent in prison, how she got her release and what life is like for her now.
KKFI Fall Pledge Drive
This pledge Drive show will feature what we hope is a beginning with the 1st show hosted by Ricky Kidd and the last Pledge Drive show for Jaws of Justice Radio Producer Jeff Humfeld. Please call in to show your support for 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio at 888-931-0901 or donate on line at the kkfi website http://kkfi.org. Make a donation to celebrate a beginning with Ricky, a farewell for Jeff and a thank you to KKFI for bringing the last 10 years of Jaws of Justice Radio to your airwaves.
The JoJR Calendar for the week of October 14th:
Veronica’s Voice, a Kansas City organization whose vision is to see all people free from commercial sexual exploitation is holding The Big Search from October 17 through October 19, 2019. Volunteers will canvas businesses distributing booklets of information and fliers regarding missing children. Volunteers will be assigned to teams of 4 – 10 and will volunteer in 4-hour increments. Go to www.veronicasvoice.org to sign up to volunteer.
The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge will hold a Healing Support Group meeting Thursday, 10/18/19 from 5-7 PM. at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. The first hour will be sharing of experiences and in the second hour therapists and others who can who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at www.kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.