Valentino Dixon #91-B-1615 Attica Correctional Facility P.O. Box 149 Attica, New York 14011-0149
There is a reason Valentino Dixon's interview with Jimmy Roberts on the Golf Channel was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Valentino has spent the last 24 years in Attica State Prison for a crime he did not commit. The person responsible for the crime confessed to police, clearing Valentino of any involvement, however the police advised him that they had who they wanted and he could leave. Six eyewitnesses from the prosecution witness list also cleared Valentino of any involvement which includes a critically wounded victim who told police from his hospital bed that Valentino was innocent. At trial, none of these eyewitnesses were called by neither the prosecution or Valentino's trial attorney. All of the eyewitnesses, the victim, the confessor were African-American and were dismissed as being not credible. Two of those witnesses have masters degrees with no prior criminal record. Valentino passed a polygraph, along with two eyewitnesses that cleared him. When do authorities admit when they are wrong? Does Black lives really matter?
The Jury Foreman was interviewed by a local newspaper and told the reporter that immediately after the verdict he went to see the Judge in private, as he believed they made a mistake in convicting Valentino. The Judge told the Jury Foreman: "Not to worry, to go home and sleep well."
The first Police Officer on the scene was African-American. She previously filed numerous police reports, and was not called to testify. She told the same reporter that she was not called because she is truthful. (CLICK THE LINKS BELOW #5 TO READ THE FULL INTERVIEWS)
A gifted artist, Valentino started drawing golf course scenes at the request of a former Superintendent at Attica Correctional Facility. Valentino has never golfed or stepped foot on a golf course. He's African-American and has grown up poor. His talent for drawing golf course scenes caught the attention of Golf Digest magazine and than led to an interview with the Golf Channel. The interview speaks for itself. You too, should ask yourself after watching this interview and reading the material available, How is this possible in America? If not for racial discrimination and bias on the part of the police, prosecutors and the Judge, Valentino would not be sitting in Attica Prison after 24 years on a wrongful conviction.
Because of politics and limitations in journalism, the Golf Channel, Golf Digest and local newspapers did not present the entire story. The Jury Foreman interview has never been publicized and many other important facts regarding this grave miscarriage of justice.