Innocent British businessman Kris Maharaj has been wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years by the state of Florida. He is now 73.
When I last saw Kris, he was shackled to a hospital bed struggling to survive a flesh eating bacteria in his leg. He begged me to remember him every day, along with his faithful wife Marita. I have written this book so that he is never forgotten. But most importantly, I have written this book so that I am invited to write articles and do broadcasts on the case, so that the people who know what really happened to Derrick and Duane Moo Young in that hotel room that day realise that Kris Maharaj is still behind bars and will die there if they don’t come forward.
I am certain that someone out there has a piece of information that will unlock the case - whether through looking at old records, or from casual words dropped by a close friend. If someone will just get in touch and tell us what they know, or even hint at where the answer can be found, we can still get this case back into court. And if no-one does, an innocent man will die in prison, not as an anomaly, not just because I failed, but because the system made it turn out that way.
If YOU know something that might help us convince a Court that Krishna Maharaj should not be in prison, you can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Watch Marita Maharaj talk about her husband's ordeal.
- Read about the new book on Kris Maharaj, Injustice by Clive Stafford Smith: A man wrongly condemned to death for murder, a crusading lawyer determined to free him, an investigation that reveals corruption at every turn... This remarkable book reads like a page-turning detective story, with one crucial difference: can we be sure that justice will be served at the end?