Edward J. Foster, Esquire Helped Free James Frazier an Innocent Man Convicted and Wrongfully Imprisoned for Seven Years for a Double Murder

April 07, 2019   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) April 7, 2019 - Edward J. Foster, Esquire of Counsel with The Law Office of Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC working with Michael Garmisa of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office Conviction Integrity Unit Has Overturned a Wrongful Conviction for James Frazier an Innocent Man Convicted and Imprisoned for Seven Years for a Double Murder Where the Only Evidence Against Him was a Coerced Confession.

On March 5, 2019, the Honorable J. Scott O'Keefe of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County ordered that the 2013 conviction of James Frazier be vacated and he be granted a new trial after the Commonwealth conceded to Mr. Frazier's Petition for Relief Pursuant to the Post Conviction Relief Act.

On April 4, 2019, Judge O'Keefe granted the Commonwealth's Motion to withdraw the prosecution against Mr. Frazier. This comes two years after Mr. Frazier's PCRA Petition was filed and then after several months of hard work and cooperation between Mr. Foster and Michael Garmisa of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office Conviction Integrity Unit. This is a tremendous day for justice for Mr. Frazier who has been adamantly proclaiming his innocence since he was first charged for this tragic double homicide in June of 2012.

Alva & Shuttleworth with offices in Philadelphia and West Chester Pennsylvania pride themselves on taking the tough, complicated cases and providing prepared, aggressive attorneys to advocate on their client's behalf. The firm is known for not backing down from conflicts and seeking all avenues for relief as Mr. Edward J. Foster did in Mr. Frazier's battle for justice. Those seeking justice should contact the Alva & Shuttleworth firm at (215) 615-1695 or fill out the online form at www.alvafirm.com

For more information please direct correspondence to
ALVA & SHUTTLEWORTH, LLC
1520 Locust Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
https://www.alvafirm.com
Phone: 215-665-1695
Fax: 215-665-0183

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