We, as a team, are dedicated and determined to continue fighting for the release and freedom of Shawn Hawkins, once and for all. He has been unjustly incarcerated for over 20 years for a crime he did not commit and our ultimate goal is to bring him home, so that he may finally be able to enjoy the rest of his life as a free man amongst family and friends.
Shawn has been wrongly imprisoned for 23 years, with 21 of those years spent on death row in Ohio.
We, his family, friends and supporters feel he was unjustly convicted for the following reasons:
Shawn is INNOCENT of the crime for which he has been convicted.
NO INVOLVEMENT He had absolutely no involvement in the crime that he was charged with, and unjustly convicted of.
UNRELIABLE WITNESS The State’s key witness, a juvenile at the time, failed two polygraph tests, changed his story multiple times, lied about his alibi the night of the murders, and he later also implicated himself in the crime.
PARTIAL FINGERPRINT The only physical evidence was a questionable partial fingerprint found in the car with the victims.
INEFFECTIVE COUNSEL Counsel told Shawn that there was no way he could be convicted of these crimes.
POLICE INVESTIGATION The conduct of the police investigators was reprehensible. The agenda was on closing the case and not finding the actual killers of these two young men.
Although no longer on death row and at risk of execution, Shawn still faces the prospect of life in prison, without parole, for a crime he hasn’t committed.
This site seeks to publicise his cause and find a way to see justice served for an innocent man.