White Victims of Black Crime - 0010 - Jennifer Ann Lewis

Nov 24th, 2018
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  1. 0010
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  4. September 17, 1990
  6. Location: Rock Island,IL
  8. Victim(s): Jennifer Ann Lewis 9
  10. Attacker(s): Stanley Carter Liggins
  12. Description: Jennifer Ann Lewis, a charming, 9-year-old Rock Island girl, left her home around 6 p.m. to go to a nearby liquor store to buy a pack of Juicy Fruit gum.
  13. Three hours later her body was found engulfed in flames behind Jefferson School in Davenport. An autopsy found that she had been raped, strangled, doused with gasoline, and set on fire.
  15. Liggins, now 51, has twice been convicted in the 9-year-old Rock Island girl's murder. Jennifer's smoldering body was found in a garbage bag in the schoolyard at Jefferson Elementary, Davenport, in 1990. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.
  17. “I pulled up to the school playground — right behind the first police car. Wisps of smoke were rising from the tall grass. I walked with the police officer toward the small fire.”
  18. “We looked down and saw a child’s body burning. A stench filled my nostrils.”
  19. Link(s):
  20. Story on the 20th anniversary of the crime.
  21. Sex Offender Registry w/mugshot.
  22. Liggins is convicted in a 4th trial.
  23. Interview w/Jennifer’s godmother.
  25. Jennifer’s find a grave memorial.
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  28. 3rd trial ends in a mistrial 9-18.
  29. Pre-trial hearing for Liggins’ 4th trial 10-18.
  30. Part 1 of a series of podcasts going into detail about the case.
  31. 3rd trial to start 8-28-2018.
  32. Prosecutors rest their case. 9-14-2018.
  33. The defense rests 3-28-2019.
  34. Additional story on Liggins’ 4th conviction.
  36. Arrest record w/mugshot.
  37. The first of many denials of retrials from 1999.
  38. News that he might get a 3rd trial.
  39. News that he is getting a 3rd trial.
  40. News that the 3rd trial is set for February 2017.
  41. Info on a podcast tracking the case when it starts.
  42. Third trial starts.
  43. Lawyers argue for and against moving the trial.
  44. Defense attorney gets cross-examined.
  45. 3rd trial is delayed until 1-2018.
  47. Lewis surname info
  48. Lewis surname wikipedia entry.
  49. Lewis surname info house of names.
  50. Lewis surname info surname database.
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