Cortez Federal Appeal – Full Document On September 10, 2008, Toni Marie Angeli filed a federal appeal on behalf of Paul Cortez with the United District Court for the Southern District of New York. The filing includes newly uncovered video evidence that shows David Haughn (not Paul) leaving the apartment minutes after the time of Read The Rest »

As the next step in the seemingly endless and expensive legal process, Paul’s post-trial attorney filed a 440 motion to expand the original trial record to include new evidence and forensic expert findings. This includes the need to hire new attorneys, investigate the crime 10+ years later, hire experts that cost $10k-$20k each. During the Read The Rest »

We are very excited to announce that on July 17th, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals granted Paul leave to appeal his case.

In June, 2007 the New York State Commission of Investigation concluded that the New York City Police Department Crime Lab Latent Print Division committed numerous errors in evaluating latent prints.