On June 14,2012 a man's life was taken from him by 12 jurors. I will give a brief history, please understand this is not the entire story but I tried to summarize best I could.. Michael waited for 3 1/2 yrs to have his day in court and have the truth finally be told and be awaken from the nightmare he's endured since 2008 when his son Skyler at almost 4 months old died from what they say was blunt force head trauma. Michael was charged and later convicted and sentenced Life w/out parole for 1st degree murder of his son Skyler. He patiently awaited to clear his name in court only to have no defense given at his trial that lasted barely 2 days. His lawyer called on 1 witness for his defense that had not even been in the field for 30yrs. There was no evidence at all that Michael did anything and all the doctors who testified said there was no way to tell when the injury happened and if it was accidental or intentional. The one doctor who insisted it was abusive head trauma also said he had 2 fractures that were found to be false during the autopsy. The medical examiner said he had to pick a cause of death that "best fit" and based on the hospital records, he chose what he thought fit. Michael NEVER said the reason for the injuries WAS due to the fall, he was only explaining the events prior to coming to the hospital. They asked Michael what happen and he said he didn't know what was wrong and the only thing he could think of was the day before he was hit in the head at a family gathering and he fell off the couch the night before. Skyler was put on life support and Michael was arrested for child abuse. He even willingly went with officers to his home to answer questions. They then charged him with 1st degree murder when they said Skyler would not make it. They said Michael's "story" of him falling off the couch was not consistent with his injuries. While Michael was in jail Skyler was taken off life support by his mother. He fought to live for hours before he finally took his last breath. There was no defense for Michael at all. The state had several doctors to testify but none could say the time of injury (the evening before or that morning) or if it was accidental or intentional.There were 8 woman and 4 men on the jury. Two of the juror's shared notes during trial and the judge ignored our dismissal of them. The Jury asked questions during deliberation about the serious questions and the judge denied the request to answer them. Michael was wrongully convicted and deserves a fair trial. He deserves to tell his side, the truth has to set him free. Bring Justice to Skyler and free his father, help free Michael Giovo jr !!!
Michael Giovo Jr.
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Help a man that was convicted and sentenced to life for a crime he didn't commit, be set free. Please help sign this petition showing your support for Michael and if everyone could please send to...
Help a man that was convicted and sentenced to life for a crime he didn't commit, be set free. Please help sign this petition showing your support for Michael and if everyone could please send to as many people you can to get the word out. He was given no defense in his trial and was wrongfully convicted. PLEASE HELP and show him that the truth will set him free!! You have only one chance at appeal , his life depends on it or he is gone for life. If you want to offer any legal advice or know how to help please email [email protected] ,Thank you