On November 20, 2006, twenty-year-old Ryan Madden was convicted of two armed robberies and sentenced to 15 years in state prison.
After his conviction, bank ATM pictures from one of the robberies were forensically enhanced by a world-class expert using a technique called photogrammetry.
The results, posted throughout this site , proved beyond a shadow of a doubt the gunman was someone other than Ryan.
Throughout this website, you will discover why those critical ATM pictures were never enhanced for the jury to consider, along with Ryan’s proof of innocence, and what you can do to help overturn this miscarriage of justice.
The Case For Innocence
In the following pages, you will be shown the specific forensic evidence Ryan’s jury has never seen to this very day, such as…
- ATM photos that weren’t forensically analyzed until after the verdict - which revealed the suspect was 2.99 inches shorter than Ryan.
- Forensic analysis revealing that not one facial measurement of the suspect in the ATM photos matches Ryan’s facial measurements.
- Ryan’s attorney mistakenly believing the ATM pictures had already been enhanced by his previous attorney – which turned out not to be the case.
- One robbery victim who later changed her identification from Ryan to James H as being the robber. The jury never heard about her changed identification and uncertainty, however.
Further Proof of Innocence: An Overview
As mentioned, one robbery was at a bank ATM machine, in which there were pictures taken of the actual robbery suspect.
- 12 minutes after the robbery, the suspect used a credit card stolen from the victim to pay for food items purchased at a nearby gas station minimart.
- The minimart clerk later testified that James H, whom he recognized from previous purchases, as being the person who handed him the stolen credit card to pay for the purchase.
- The clerk also testified that James H was wearing the same green camouflage jacket and tan baseball cap the suspect in the ATM robbery was photographed wearing 12 minutes earlier.
- Forensic enhancement of the ATM pictures conducted six months after Ryan’s conviction proved the robbery suspect to be 3 inches shorter than Ryan.
- James H’s height was measured at 5 feet 7 3/4 inches. Ryan Madden’s height was measured at 5 feet 10 3/4 inches.
You may be thinking… ”How does an innocent person get convicted for crimes they didn’t commit?”
Although this website lays out in specific detail how this miscarriage of justice occurred, the shortened version of that question is answered quite simply.
- Ryan’s attorney never had the bank ATM pictures forensically enhanced to determine if the robbery suspect shown was indeed Ryan.
- His own attorney also never submitted to the court receipts and certified telephone records which confirmed Ryan’s alibi that he was 33 miles away from the location of the second robbery at the time it occurred.
- The jury convicted Ryan without ever having seen this exonerating evidence or known of its existence.
If you are asking “What can I do”… Read on…
You’re encouraged to first become intimately familiar with the facts of this case. Ask questions. Share your doubts. Voice your concerns. The truth is on Ryan’s side, so you won’t be able to catch anyone in a “gotcha” moment.
Although the jury has spoken, their verdict came without having seen all of the evidence. With your help, our mission now is to ensure that the federal appellate courts review all of this new evidence.
We would love to have your support as we continue this uphill journey. That could come in the following forms:
- Partake in our e-mail petition to the California attorney general.
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