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Mistaken identities: ID confusion keeps immigrant in jail for 5 months
on murder charge
By John Lantigua and Susan
Palm Beach Post Staff Writers
Updated: 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010
Posted: 10:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010
Police are seeking 25-year-old Julio
Gomez for first-degree murder in the death of a 17-year-old snitch who ratted
out his cocaine-dealing friends. Gomez and others are accused of nearly
decapitating Maciel Martin Videla and leaving him to die.
For the heinous crime - Videla's body
was found dumped in a Belle Glade canal in December 2008 - Gomez and the others
face a possible death penalty. Clearly a serious situation. Just ask another
25-year-old Julio Gomez who spent more than five months jailed, wrongly accused
of the crime. Prosecutors recently dropped the first-degree murder charge
against him, acknowledging police arrested the wrong Julio Gomez.
jaw-dropping admission came after the wrong Gomez's defense team - veteran
criminal defense attorney
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Freeing an Innocent Man: "It
Takes a Team"
The exoneration of
Julio Gomez, a Mexican national charged with murder and facing a potential
death sentence, required a team effort. As outlined in the accompanying article
from The Palm Beach Post, "Mistaken
Identities," Julio Gomez was charged with a gruesome homicide based on a bad
identification from a cooperating witness.
supervision of Fred Susaneck and John Riordan, attorneys appointed to represent
Gomez, Complete Legal Investigations, Inc. undertook the daunting task of
gathering work records, interviewing witnesses, and assembling evidence to
establish the mistaken identification. The defense investigation began in late
Mark Murnan is a
veteran criminal defense investigator and certified legal investigator, who
coordinated the investigation. Wendy Murnan is a licensed private investigator
and certified paralegal. Wendy
began contacting Gomez' employers and medical providers to obtain work
documents and medical records. Wendy also began gathering records to establish the identity of the real
suspect. Nina Martinez, an
experienced bilingual investigator with legal training from her native
Venezuela, conducted numerous interviews with Gomez' co-workers and relatives.
Support staff organized the numerous documents and answered calls, many from
Gomez' friends and relatives, who were concerned about the progress of the case
and the future of Gomez.
"It would have been impossible for a
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