On Aug. 14th (My birthday incidently) we return to court to learn the prosecutions decision to either pursue this case or otherwise.
As I’ve reported before, my accuser has refused to meet with prosecutors for a second trial. She hired an
attorney to bar her from even meeting with the NYC District Attorney’s Office.
One month ago we were to have a hearing to prove my accuser was incapable of testifying at a new trial due to trauma. In an 11th hour decision, prosecutors withdrew their motion for that hearing. Which leads us to where we are today.
Those of you following this case know I have always wanted a second trial after the 11-1 Not Guilty verdict in late March of 2011. This due in part to the compelling testimony of Det. Robert Arbuiso, the detective my accuser made her original claims. Det. Arbuiso became a key witness for the defense after my accuser changed her story on the stand and claimed she had not made claims that contradicted her testimony. (Please read: “Anatomy of a False Rape Claim Part I” located here on this site)
My mission is to clear my name an no longer be a prisoner to the lies of my accuser. She may not be compelled to come clean but I am determined to expose her lies. I (unlike her) do not lack the courage to do what’s right.
As I’ve asked before, please spread the word about my case. I am an innocent man and deserve the truth and my life back after 4 years of a living hell.
Thank you again for all the support and well wishes.
Edward Reese Hopkins