38 min

Ralph Trent Stokes - Part 5 In Justice

    • Society & Culture

As we bring the series to close, Spencer and Lisa give their final thoughts on the case and the series. They also talk about what Ralph's lie is like today.
They also talk to new friend of the podcast, Troi Benjamin about his journey to advocacy that started with Ralph's case and thinking outside the box.
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When Smokin’ Joe’s Corner in Philadelphia was robbed on March 11, 1982, resulting in the brutal murder of three people, police arrested 19 year-old Ralph Trent Stokes, a former cook at Smokin’ Joe’s for the crime. 
Notoriously corrupt prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Roger King - a man who has been featured extensively on this podcast - convinced a jury that Ralph Should get the death penalty. Six months later, Ralph was sent to live in a prison cell no larger than a bathroom, where he has remained ever since, most of those years in solitary confinement.
Fast forward to 2004 and, in an investigative file that was previously undisclosed, it was discovered that King had lied to the jury about forensically tested evidence. Witnesses that testified against Ralph were coerced and incentivized, his alibi witnesses were disregarded and an innocent man has sat on death row for 40 years. 
Be sure and get caught up with previous episodes and rate and review..
Together, we are committed to righting this terrible injustice and seeing Ralph Trent Stokes walk free.
For more information on Ralph's case, petition, and financial support follow
FreeRalphStokes.org
@FreeRalphStokes on Instagram
@FreeRalphStokes on Twitter
follow In/justice
on instagram @injusticepod
on tiktok @injusticepod
on twitter @injustice_pod
on facebook www.facebook.com/injusticepod
in/justice theme and original music produced by Benaldo Rivaldi. Listen on Apple, Spotify& Bandcamp.
Check out our websites:
InJustice
Death By Incarceration
Crawlspace Media 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

As we bring the series to close, Spencer and Lisa give their final thoughts on the case and the series. They also talk about what Ralph's lie is like today.
They also talk to new friend of the podcast, Troi Benjamin about his journey to advocacy that started with Ralph's case and thinking outside the box.
.........
When Smokin’ Joe’s Corner in Philadelphia was robbed on March 11, 1982, resulting in the brutal murder of three people, police arrested 19 year-old Ralph Trent Stokes, a former cook at Smokin’ Joe’s for the crime. 
Notoriously corrupt prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Roger King - a man who has been featured extensively on this podcast - convinced a jury that Ralph Should get the death penalty. Six months later, Ralph was sent to live in a prison cell no larger than a bathroom, where he has remained ever since, most of those years in solitary confinement.
Fast forward to 2004 and, in an investigative file that was previously undisclosed, it was discovered that King had lied to the jury about forensically tested evidence. Witnesses that testified against Ralph were coerced and incentivized, his alibi witnesses were disregarded and an innocent man has sat on death row for 40 years. 
Be sure and get caught up with previous episodes and rate and review..
Together, we are committed to righting this terrible injustice and seeing Ralph Trent Stokes walk free.
For more information on Ralph's case, petition, and financial support follow
FreeRalphStokes.org
@FreeRalphStokes on Instagram
@FreeRalphStokes on Twitter
follow In/justice
on instagram @injusticepod
on tiktok @injusticepod
on twitter @injustice_pod
on facebook www.facebook.com/injusticepod
in/justice theme and original music produced by Benaldo Rivaldi. Listen on Apple, Spotify& Bandcamp.
Check out our websites:
InJustice
Death By Incarceration
Crawlspace Media 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 min

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