Specifically via this personal home page, I seek to garner the necessary exposure of my being wrongfully convicted and falsely imprisoned; and only by exposure, but I draw the appropriate focus and attention to my unfortunate legal situation. As stated, my name is Larry Donnell Thomas and am now a 56 year old African-American man who resides in domicile within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the past 26 1/2 years, as a proximate end result of my being wrongfully convicted. I was convicted of deliberate first-degree premeditated murder; ex-felon in possession of a firearm and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle. However, what I did was defend myself from a violent situation and/or circumstances by issuing an armed 18 year old gang member in self-defense after he'd drawn his gun on me, aimed it at my head and threatened to take my life. My defense to the above noted charges at trial obviously perfect: self-defense. In a greatly condensed version of my jury trial, I was subjected to ineffective assistance by trial counsel. I was subjected to judicial bias in that the jury wasn't properly instructed by the court on the relevant laws and ultimately I was subjected to prosecutorial misconduct in that relevant evidence was presented to the jury for their consideration in evaluating the evidence by the prosecutor to respective of the fact that he had a legal obligation to appraise the jury of the undisclosed evidence. Then, due to ineffective assistance on my motion for a new trial and ineffective assistance on direct appeal by privately retained appellate counsel, my efforts to vindicate my case on appeal was squandered and fault is imputed to me. In any event, I've been denied a panoply of constitutional protections and I'm actually innocent of the alleged crimes. This being the situation, I seek any and all legal assistance, advocacy and potential representation to repress my wrongful conviction. Thank you!
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