I'm Still Alive
After Serving 25 years in Prison for a Crime I didn't Do
Mr. Eddie Greer, Age 52, Date of birth 5-12-50, Height 5' 7", Weight 180 pounds solid.
US Army, 10-20-67 to 2-6-70, one tour of duty - 13 months South East Asia.
My home town, Cairo, IL. My father passed away 7-13-99. My mother lives alone, I have eight sisters and
two brothers. I have two sons ages 26 and 29, never married, both sons have different mothers.
On 11-1-77, two young white females were kidnapped and raped. At the time of the crime I was at a Fish
Fry. I had several alibi witnesses who would have testified to this truth, especially my good friends Gidget
Clevinger and Deborah Murray.
My trial attorney told my friend Gidget Clevinger to go home and not testify at my trial after I had called her
and asked her to testify in my behalf. He told her that she looked very upset and nervous and that she did
not want to get involved. Not at one point did my court appointed attorney subpoena any of my alibi
There was biological and physical evidence. Both victims were examined at two hospitals and clear evidence
was found of physical trauma, assault and rape. Semen in each vagina supposedly from five to six men. No
DNA testing was done because it was not yet known about. Tan slacks from a suspect had the victim’s blood
on them but there was no indication who owned the slacks. They surely were not mine.
A palm print was found but it had confusing details.
The victims were unable to identify me until after being hypnotized. The police had to rig the line-up, in
order to get a positive ID/ both victims were shown thirteen photographs of suspects, out of the thirteen
photos four were of me.
It was a terrible thing that happened to those poor girls. As soon as they could get to a hospital they were
examined by doctors and the doctors agreed that the girls were raped but it wasn't by me.
I was falsely charged and wrongfully convic