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In Prison for 23 years for a crime he did not commit...

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10 Facts About Leon's Case

Misidentification

Misidentification by the state's sole witness

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Trial

First trial ended on March 24, 1999 in a hung jury

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Witness Testimony

New witness testimony that has never been heard

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Federal appeal

Filing and requesting to be released under federal law

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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free
human being with an independent will. 

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Upcoming Events

  • Rally: Ask Governor Eric Holcomb to Free Leon Benson
    Rally: Ask Governor Eric Holcomb to Free Leon Benson
    Indianapolis
    Jun 19, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Meet outside the capital building in Indianapolis. Demonstration with handmade signs asking the governor to free Leon.
  • Candelight Vigil to Bring Awareness to Leon's Case
    Candelight Vigil to Bring Awareness to Leon's Case
    Indiana Supreme Court
    Jan 09, 2020, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Indiana Supreme Court, 200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
    Stand in unity for a candlelight vigil in support of Leon Benson's freedom!