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Dec.04.2013
In the media business we require a “hook,” a fresh angle to keep a story alive. For now I've pretty much run out of hooks for Anthony Fletcher, an ex-lightweight contender jailed since March 1992 by the uncaring, shoddy justice system that existed in Philadelphia at the time and continues to...
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Jan.18.2013
You may or may not be familiar with the case of ex Philadelphia fighter Anthony Fletcher. Framed more than twenty years ago for murder, he remains on death row even though the evidence proving him innocent sits in a file draw in the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office. The authorities in Pennsylvania...
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Jan.02.2013
Anthony Fletcher, Jr., 33, the son of ex-lightweight fighter Anthony Fletcher, who was railroaded on a murder charge and sent to Pennsylvania’s Death Row more than 20 years ago, was shot to death in his West Philadelphia residence Saturday night. Junior was just about the age of Senior when he was...
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Aug.24.2012
The recent series of articles on this site about Anthony Fletcher, an ex-boxer framed for murder 20 years ago in Philadelphia, has created some ripples in the sludge pond we call justice, but big-time news media have laid off the story, preferring to follow more important topics such as Kim...
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Jul.25.2012
This 6th article in the series is key because in previous articles I have almost certainly been incorrect in my wording. Anthony says he never pulled that trigger, that he just shoved the barrel away from him, and there's plenty to back up his assertion. Consequently it was wrong to say he shot...
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Jul.03.2012
If you look through the records of ex-fighter Anthony Fletcher’s murder trial it looks more like a Marx Brothers movie than an exercise of rational jurisprudence. You almost expect someone to pop out from behind a set and declare it was all a gag. But the vaudeville antics of that trial and all...
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Jun.22.2012
            The innocence of ex-fighter Anthony Fletcher cries out to us in a muffled human voice from inside the confines of his tiny cell on Pennsylvania’s death row. Fletcher isn’t imprisoned for any crime but because correcting the injustice of locking him up...
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Jun.13.2012
            When I went over the facts of Anthony Fletcher’s case with a savvy retired detective, he told me this looked very much like what racist authorities secretly label an “NHI” case. “Non-human involvement,” he explained. “Black on black crime.” Police and...
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Jun.04.2012
On June 9, 2004 an appellate judge in Pennsylvania ordered a new trial for ex-Philadelphia lightweight and death row inmate Anthony Fletcher. The judge noticed that an artfully suppressed autopsy report proved Fletcher was wrongfully convicted and almost certainly innocent. At that point he’d...
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May.09.2012
Anthony Fletcher, ex-lightweight from Philadelphia, ex-soldier, and a victim of deplorably sick justice, is a discarded member of the boxing fraternity who was railroaded and forgotten 20 years ago by an out-of-control District Attorney’s Office. Entombed in a tiny death row cell inside SCI Greene...