Less than a year after the release of CounterClock Season 3, Jeff Pelley is in an Indiana courtroom for the first time in more than a decade. His defense team has one shot at arguing his post-conviction case.
Indiana University law professor Fran Watson claims the now 50-year-old, who is serving four consecutive 40 year sentences, deserves a new trial. Over a period of four days in Saint Joseph County Superior Court, Watson argued that Jeff had an ineffective trial attorney in 2006, prosecutors’ committed Brady violations, Jeff’s right to a speedy trial was violated, original and cold-case investigators fabricated evidence, and there was never-before explored evidence tied to Bob Pelley’s past in Florida that pointed to Jeff’s innocence but was repeatedly ignored by prior prosecutors and investigators.
Delia went back to Indiana to report on the updates in the case and let CounterClock listeners in on what she’s been following since Season 3 released.