Samuel "Lance" McPherson
You can read Lance's story and view his website at http://www.justiceforlance.org.
Samuel Lance McPherson, on January 12, 2006 he was convicted of an armed bank robbery at the First National Bank in Westmoreland County. Although there was multiple description of the suspect, and the FBI initially thought of a white male that fit the profile of the character in question. My brother (who is identified in all the paper work and with the prison as a "black male") was convicted from the testimony of a bank teller that previously identified two other men, who in my opinion does not look like Lance, but you can judge for yourself by the photos provided, she testified in the preliminary hearing that he was the only person she picked from the photo line-ups. Also my half-brother Tim McPherson (WHO HAS AND COULD PRESENTLY BE AN INFORMANT FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL) testified that he drove Lance to Westmoreland County and had no idea that he was going to rob a bank. The jury never seen my other half-brother Dave McPherson (who in my opinion, resembles the suspect the most of all three brothers). Tim came out of the court room crying, as if he cared about my brother, we never grew up with Tim or Dave, they are like strangers to us. They couldn't tell you nothing about me, like my likes/dislikes or when my birthday is and the same goes for what they know about Lance, I couldn't tell you anything about them, I don't care to know anything about them. I believe they are liars, the fact that we barely know them was not presented to the jury. During the closing arguments some of the jury was falling asleep. Also it was like they disregarded the fact that there was a woman in the drive-thru that saw the bank robber as he exited the bank and identified him on screen as the person who robbed the bank December 9, 2004 and testified that my brother is NOT the person who came out of the bank that day. PLEASE, Show your support reading and sharing his story with others in hopes to drawing attention to his case to overturn the 5-10 year sentence, and possibly to help others who have been wrongfully convicted.
Dawn McPherson, Lance's Sister
Dawn, Lance's Sister
"My son Lance always liked to pull pranks on me, like his sister Dawn, and he liked to make people laugh. He is a wonderful son, and I am always proud of him. I am proud of all my children, except the two that should be doing Lance's time. I don't judge people, I leave that up to God, and they will answer to him. To have someone innocent, doing someone else's time, is cruel, but we stand behind Lance because we know what kind of person he is, and we love him and anxiously await the day he will come home. I sit and think of my son all the time and even though all that he has been through when I visit him, he still plays those pranks on me and always has a smile on his face. Even though I know there is sadness in his heart from missing his family."
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