Erin Moriarty from CBS News on the curious case of Crosley Green
Wheel with It PodcastMarch 09, 202300:44:33

Erin Moriarty from CBS News on the curious case of Crosley Green

Erin Moriarity from CBS News is here to discuss one of the most infuriating and fascinating cases I have ever heard, the curious case of Crosley Green.

About Crosley (quoted from, ):

On September 5, 1990, an all-white jury convicted Mr. Green of the first-degree murder of Charles “Chip” Flynn, Jr., a 22-year-old man in Titusville, Fla., and sentenced him to death. Mr. Green was convicted on the testimony of a single eyewitness, the victim’s ex-girlfriend, who identified Mr. Green as the perpetrator. In 2009, Crowell won Mr. Green’s release from death row, and he was resentenced to life in prison. On July 20, 2018, Crowell secured a critical victory in the case when a federal court in Orlando, Fla., granted Mr. Green’s petition for habeas corpus and ordered that he be released or provided a new trial.

"The court found that Mr. Green’s constitutional rights were violated when Brevard County, Fla., prosecutors withheld witness interview notes that said the first two responding law enforcement officers told the prosecutor that they concluded the victim’s ex-girlfriend—not Mr. Green—committed the crime. But the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Mr. Green’s victory, ruling that prosecutors did not need to disclose material exculpatory evidence to defense counsel because it would not have been admissible at trial. "It’s a fight for freedom, and the fight isn’t over until freedom is achieved,” said partner Keith Harrison. “We intend to approach Governor DeSantis and the parole board. We hope to have a conversation about why Mr. Green deserves to be free. We know Governor DeSantis is a law and order governor who is passionate about justice. We believe he will see that Crosley deserves to be free.” (all legal appeals have been exhausted)

About Erin (quoted from

Erin Moriarty, a CBS News journalist for three decades, has been a correspondent on "48 Hours" since 1990. In addition to reporting for "48 Hours," Moriarty's work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including "CBS Sunday Morning," "CBS Mornings" and the CBS News Streaming Network.

Moriarty is also the host of the true-crime podcast, "My Life of Crime."

At CBS News, Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice stories of our time, including the wrongful conviction of Ryan Ferguson, the death of JonBenet Ramsey, the ongoing story of millionaire Robert Durst, and the controversial case of Brooke Skylar Richardson, a young Ohio woman tried – and acquitted – for murdering her newborn baby.

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