Eugene Tucker is my penpal from Arizona. A friend of mine, Grant Carpenter, gave me his address. Eugene has been sentenced to death for triple murder. His trial seems to be a big plot against him. Hes a Black American. Arizona is well known for its racism. I think his story needs to be told to the world. He claims his innocence and I believe him. He is currently asking for his re-trial.
Eugene is 22 years old, hes been sentenced since he was 17.
Heres the story told in his own words:
When I was 17 a bi-racial boy was murdered. A Caucasian dude that I hang around was arrested and charged with first degree murder. When I was arrested, he had the murder weapon in his possesion. The ballistics matched and they found his fingerprints at the crime scene. He was facing the death penalty and was suposed to be charged with a hate crime. So the detectives on that case made a deal with him and let him go.
Then on the 15th of July 1999 three people were killed. The detectives tried to pin the hatecrime on me!
They arrested the Caucasian boy before they arrested me. When the detectives talked tohim, he told them specific details about the triple homicide. Then he told them that I did the hatecrime and the triple homicide.Which was a bunch of bullshit.
So the detectives gave him full immunity from the triple homicide and charged him with the hatecrimeor first degree murder. The detectives charged him with plain muder. He continued to blame me for everything and he pled guilty to plain murder. Now the detectives are the same ones in both cases! Before they arrested me, they wanted to talk. I told the detectives that if they checked the crime scene, they would find Patricks fingerprints (Patricks the Caucasians name). Because they said that there was 59 sets of fingerprints found at the crime scene. I told them that I knew the three victims and had been inside the appartment a few times. So they told me the name of all the places that I had been inside the appartment. I said the living room, both bedrooms, the kitchen and the bathroom. I told them that I opened the refrigerator and got something cold to drink. So at my trial they swore that they found my fingerprint on the door handle of the refrigerator. I’m the one who told them that the fingerprint was there!
Plus the print was only of one finger. Now out of 59 usable prints only one was mine. Two of the victims were female and the other was male.
Heres the name,race,sex and weight of the victims:
Roscoe Merchant: Male-biracial weight 150 LBS
Cindy Richards: Female white weight 140 LBS
Ann Marie Merchant: Female bi racial weight 350 LBS
Roscoe and Cindy were a couple. But Roscoe and Ann Marie were brother and sister. I had consentual sex with Ann Marie twice. We had sex on July 14th ,1999. I used a condom the first time, but the second time I didnt.
At my trial the states own DNA expert stated that semen can reamain in a womans vagina for 60 days after intercourse! He also stated that the semen can leak out at anytime! I told them at my trial that during sex I told Ann Marie that she was too wet, so she used her shirt and wiped her vagina and my penis. The state entered the shirt into evidence at my trial. Yet their own DNA expert stated that the semen couldnt have been deposited on the shirt on July 15, 1999 because the sperm was dead. The State paid some experts to take a look at the shirt. The experts said that it wasnt sperm, but a discharge!
So the prosecution said the experts lied. They asked a worker for the department of public safety what it was and right off the bat she said sperm. Now how is ist that two priced experts said it wasnt sperm,but a worker for DPS said it was. Plus they swore at my trial that there was sperm on her leg
Yet they dont have any proof of that. When they searched at my parents house they took:
-three pairs of handcuffs
-a roll of grey duct tape
The three pairs of handcuffs didnt have any blood on them. The duct tape didnt match either. Hell to this day,the murder weapon hasnt been found. They took my Dads 357 and ran ballistic tests and found out that it wasnt the murder weapon. Yet detective Joseph Petrosino told the grand jury that they had the murder weapon. Joseph Petrosino also told the grand jury that the three victims were murdered with a 35. When the three victims were murdered with a 38 special.
Eleven of the jury members had family members who were murdered. Yet before my trial when one of my attorneys asked them if they had any family member who were raped, beaten, shot. All of them swore up and down no. Yet 11 of them did. Plus all 12 jury members were white. So I never had a jury of my peers.
I fully trust Eugene for the story he is telling me.
Logically he weighs 158 LBS. How could he fight a 350 LBs woman without having any single cut, scratch, wound or mark on his body? The detectives asked him to strip butt naked and he did not have any kind of marks on his body. He also has the right to be trialed by a black jury,so why did they deny him this right?
Free Eugene Tucker, hes innocent!