Today the NY Appeal Court submitted the following decision regarding Venice and Patreese’s appeals:
The court reversed Venice’s conviction, but she will have to face a new trial like Renata. And unfortunately the court affirmed Patreese’s conviction and reduced her sentence from 11 years to 8 years.
As soon as we hear about Renata’s trial and Venice’s new trial we will post it here. In the mean time you can help them get back on their feet and prepare for the new trial by sending check donations to Bay Solidarity, P.O. Box 11281, Oakland, CA 94611.
And please keep in touch with Patreese to let her know that there are folks outside who are still fighting for her and care about her. Send letters and packages to:
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1000
Bedford Hills, NY 10507