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Report: Legal team for Joe Lopez plans retesting of DNA evidence for exoneration

 

The legal team for Joe Lopez plans to retest DNA evidence that helped convict the singer and sent him to prison in 2006 for sex crimes against his niece.

Lopez was released on parole in March, but he is not a free man. After more than a decade in prison, the co-founder of Grammy winning group Mazz, has to wear an ankle monitor and spend most of his time inside, KVEO reports.

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His legal team is fighting to clear his name and received a big break from Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz.  KVEO reports that Saenz will not interfere with DNA evidence being retested in a chance meeting between the D.A. and Lopez’s legal team.

Lopez’s brother, Saul Lopez, admitted in an affidavit that he contaminated the shorts used as evidence, Joe’s manager Sandra Treviño told KVEO, “The brother of Joe Lopez clearly admits to contaminating the shorts. The DNA evidence is what got Joe his imprisonment, had that proof been submitted, Joe would never have been sent to prison and there would have been a reasonable doubt about the DNA evidence.”

Lopez is under extensive supervision with limited time out of his home and anyone wishing to see or hear from him will have to wait.

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“Joe, right now, is doing a lot of recording,” said Treviño. “He’s got the guitar, he’s singing some music. Joe will not be anywhere on stage for the next 8 months to a year. Joe is not ready for the public…Once Joe’s ready, then we’ll make sure that every fan that has supported and loved Joe throughout all these years has that opportunity to see him and hear his voice.”

Lopez’s legal team calls the meeting with the District Attorney a success and plans to get the paperwork ready for retesting of the DNA evidence.

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2 comments on “Report: Legal team for Joe Lopez plans retesting of DNA evidence for exoneration

  1. Adela DeLaGarza

    Many times these damn have no problem sending ‘innocent men’ to prison, such as a nephew of mine. He married a woman that already had 3 kids from a previous relationship. After they married she had 3 more kids. She coached 2 of HER OWN kids to accuse my nephew of molesting them just so she could get rid of him & continue the affair with the father of HER kids. Unbeknowst to us at the time, she was STILL having an affair with that man, who, by the way, was a married man. There was NO physical evidence even presented at my nephews trial. There was NONE cuz it was an allegation. It was just a she-said, he-said trial. His step-daughter wasn’t even able to answer some accusations she had made but jurors STILL sent him to prison for 18 years. This woman just wanted my nephew out of her life so she could continue her affair with this married man who was father of HER biological children. Later this woman asked for divorce and the state asked for DNA evidence on the 3 children she had during THEIR marriage. Well lo & behold, the last child was NOT even my nephews. PROOF of this womans motive! But sadly my nephew STILL remains behind bars. SHAME on jurors for sending innocent men to prison ‘without’ any physical evidence. We had evidence of this woman’s terrible reputation. She is a known liar & a BIG floozie

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  2. Adela DeLaGarza

    We had evidence that everyone in the city of LaVilla knows she’s a floozie & liar but we were NOT allowed to present any of this evidence. Cuz she was NOT the one on trial, they said. Humpf, well hell it should have been allowed because these are very SERIOUS allegations she & kids made, with VERY serious consequences. SHAME on Jurors for playing with people’s lives!

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