This morning, an attorney for Cornealious "Mike" Anderson III, the man re-incarcerated this past July for a robbery he was convicted of thirteen years ago, filed a petition for declaratory judgment against George Lombardi, director of the Missouri Department of Corrections. In it, the lawyer argues that "Plaintiff be awarded jail credit with the Department of Corrections from May 25, 2000 until the present date...declaring that Plaintiff's sentence in Case # CR0199-002532F is satisfied, and direct the Defendant to discharge Plaintiff from custody forthwith."
This course of action was actually suggested by Attorney General Chris Koster in his filing to deny Anderson's release from prison last week. At the time, Anderson's attorney Patrick Michael Megaro told Daily RFT that it was not a viable path to freedom. It appears he has changed his mind.More »