Following the initial meeting between Nancy Mason and Ida Kennon (the victim’s Sister-in-law), Ida took Nancy out into the streets to investigate the case and talk to witnesses. Some of the evidence they found included (copies of signed Affidavits can be found at the bottom of this page]:
Matt had been in prison for two years, before he ever heard of or saw this report.
All of the family and friends of Gurcia Johnson, as well as the actual witnesses who had actually been in the Kallethea Bar on December 30, 1985 all attested to LaTreva Perdue (and Matt) having told the truth. These are her family and friends! Moreover, all of them were known to the Prosecutor and not disclosed to the Defense for trial.
Notably, although an Investigator was hired by Matt's lawyer, he was a partner in his agency with former Mansfield Police Detective Robert Lemon, a man who was positively implicated in the murder by actual witnesses, thus suggesting a reason for the failure to discover any of these witnesses that Nancy found with the help of Ida Kennon.
Also of note, Matt's trial lawyer, Damian Vercillo, was handed an "interim" Judgeship mere months after laying down at trial, a Judgeship he retains to this day. Vercillo has refused to answer any letters from Matt, since the day Matt arrived at prison in 1991.
Matt needs to let Nancy know how much he appreciates everything she did for him those years ago. Thank you Nancy!
For more information about Matt's innocence
Affidavits and excerpt from the Greenhalgh Report