Bill Coleman Innocent Man Wrongfully Convicted


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Posted by billcolemaninnocentmanwrongfullyconvicted on November 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently many outside of my family and friends have asked how i am.  There seems to be 4 parts to this:

1.  Physically/medical health i have been doing a lot better except about 3 weeks ago i was found by my sister passed out on the bathroom floor.  I was taken to the emergency room and given a vast amount of morphine for the pain in my abdomen. I have to relate to a relapse to what was done to my body.

2.  My mental health is my deepest concern including the many losses, betrayal, and treatment i received, etc... . I have been in therapy but there is problems with the NHS on this.

4.  My financial status remains very poor and if it were not for the help of my family and friends i would have already gone under (God Bless them all)

5.  My legal endevors are still ongoing and making progress albeit at a slower rate than i would hope. Unfortunately money is the main stumbling block in moving things forward but i spend every day in working on all aspects of my situation.

For all of you who have enquired please accept my grateful appreciation for your concern.  All i ask is you spred my story to as many people and contacts as possible you deem approprite (maybe some one will see it who can help) - in the hope that one day my case will help everyone (vicims of PAS, children, falsely accused, wrongfully convicted, etc ...).

Thanks again,

Best Wishes, Bill.


Posted by billcolemaninnocentmanwrongfullyconvicted on January 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (6)

I have now completed every second of my wrongful conviction sentence. Yet I remain in prison. I have refused all early release options, including as long ago as just after my "wrongful conviction".

Judge Frank Iannatti (pre-trial judge) had signed my arrest warrant. After I had spent several months in prison he was told the allegations my now ex-wife made against me came just four days after I had filed for sole-custody of our children. He then felt there were "questions with her credibility" and reduced my bond. I already had residential custody after my now ex-wife abduction of the children (two years earlier) before I got them back. She doesn't like the United States or Americans.

At the family trial, Sylvia Richard (family court counselor) and Judge Lynda Munro in their final report/Memorandum of Decision respectfully deemed my now ex-wife (in "legaleeze") as NOT credible. Everything she used to get me arrested was proven false at the family trial(including unpunished perjury). I had moved back into the family home three months earlier, not that weekend; her car had broken down coming back from her affair (with Michael Barrett) in Springfield Massachusetts, and was un-operable all week (as proven by subpoenaed car-part receipts) and not that I had not allowed her to use her car; that she attend work on the Monday of that week (see her timecard in court evidence) and not that she was not allowed to go to work; my now ex-wife's sexual relationship with other women(including two coworkers Stacy Keyes and Heather Shaw/Reinhard)in regard to my alibi showing my now ex-wife story was fabricated, proven by the DNA on my shorts from the night before my arrest; my now ex-wife kept changing the day the crime was supposed to have happened numerous times - the last representation being Thursday night into Friday morning at 1am (the day of my arrest), yet I was convicted of the crime happening on Thursday morning at 1am (24 hours earlier); that my now ex-wife called her divorce attorney and the police on the Tuesday and/or Wednesday "before" the day of the crime was supposed to have taken place (how is that possible?); my passed polygraph (lie detector test) and psych. & sexual testing (the doctor of whom was featured by Diane Sawyer on ABC's Primetime Live news show);diagnosed with Erectile Dysfunction;and a lot more, evidenced in the family court trial transcripts.

All of this (including the family court transcripts) was known and read by then head prosecutor John Connelly and senior assistant prosecutor Cynthia Serafini (stated on the record- unbelievable). However, almost a year later they played Russian Roulette with my life and took me to trial. It is well known in legal circles (and beyond) that the Waterbury prosecutors office is the most corrupt in the state (there are not many, if any, that are not corrupt- see: State v. Colton 234 at 691/fn 11). Before his death John Connelly was under an FBI investigation and subjected to being indicted by a Grand Jury. The FBI failed to act choosing to await his death instead for the case to go away. Everyone has said that this heinous and despicable human-being went to his grave without any "worldly" accountability or consequences.

Obviously, prosecutor Serafini continues her inappropriate practice as all her recently produced filings in my case demonstrates. At my trial she stated, on the record, that she refuses to speak to Sylvia Richard (an appointed officer/ward of the court investigator), who spent 15 months on the case (normally 3 months).During the family trial Sylvia Richard stated "the reason my investigation took so long is because each time I spoke to her (my now ex-wife) she said something different".At the end of her investigation Sylvia Richard told me that my now ex-wife "presents well but is an accomplished liar". Sylvia Richard also said that my now ex-wife's ability to lie had manifested with her employers (Barker Specialty, Cheshire, Connecticut) who were financially supporting her in full knowledge of her illegal immigration status. My now ex­ wife told me on many occasions that she knew how to "handle" the Barkers and use tears as well as words (one of many red flags that I failed to see)to manipulate, them as she continues too.

One of my criminal trial lawyers, Michael Gannon, is now disbarred but, inexplicably, at my habeas trial for "ineffective assistance of counsel" Judge John Nazzaro found him to be effective (which defies logic from the evidence). Another of my trial attorneys, Ralph Crozier, spent a year in prison after my trial on other matters. They were both closely "connected" to prosecutor Connelly resulting in me being "railroaded" and "sold-out" for another case. I sincerely hope I am sued (on this or anything else I claim) so I have the opportunity to prove it in a court of law. I was conned into not putting on a “defense” in my case.

As an example, in chambers during pre-trial Judge Iannatti said he was going to remove the "protective order". This would effectively “end” the case. The prosecution could not argue against it so my attorney (Gannon) came up with a "bogus" reason to continue it (you cannot make this stuff up!). Judge Ianatti it seems was not strong enough to dismiss the case himself. There is much more evidence of my innocence in all aspects of my case. Further­more, from what I have been told and seen in other cases, and also from my own personal experience, it is prosecutors, not judges, that rule all criminal cases and the court room. Hence, powerless or complicit, judges provide little, if any, protection.

At my criminal trial Judge William Cremmins dismissed the charges my now ex-wife had used to get the police to arrest me – that of hostage/trespassing. My now ex-wife admitted in the criminal trial she had stayed out all night with her affair, which was contrary to her police statement and under-oath family trial testimony. That being the case (she was out all night) who was at home with the children (ages 4 and 6 at the time)? In other words she was out of the house (NOT a hostage), and she knew i was at home with the ( who was if i wasn`t? - hence, NOT trespassing).

What is unconscionable and void of all intellect is that Judge Cremmins ONLY dismissed those charges and not the entire case. If those charges were the ones she used to get me initially arrested, the "glue" so to speak, how does the rest of her story stick together? A 5th grader could have worked it out yet those en-trusted with seeking "justice" were incapable of doing so. Her later charges came from her initial charges. Like Judges Nazzaro, Iannatti and Munro, as well as Judge Lloyd Cutsumpas and Judge Robert Resha (pre-trial family judges and Judge James Graham and Judge Patty Pittman); Judge Cremmins failed me, justice, and, most especially, my two children. My children's lives are eternally changed with NO memory of a father in their minds forever. The only thing more repulsive than the "inactions" of these judges is their complicity and commitment to a broken and corrupt system, of which they are all fully aware.

Then came the Connecticut Department of Corrections (CTDOC). Because of my sustained hunger strike since 2007, and under orders from Dr. Susan Ducate (then CTDOC head of Psych.) I was physically tortured and humiliated. The psychological impact was enormous and may get worse in the future. Dr. Ducate was assisted by Dr. Edward Blanchett (head of CTDOC medical), Commissioner Brian Murphy (retired), Warden Peter Murphy, Warden Scott Erphy, et al. I was placed in a suicide cell (even though I was not suicidal) in a ferguson gown (basically naked); restrained for up to 16 hours at a time (even though I was compliant); with no hygiene (shower, toothbrush, etc...) for days and weeks at a time; 24 hours a day of artificial lights resulting in severe migraines (I was subsequently diagnosed with a brain aneurysm); impeded legal access (including incoming and outgoing mail and phone calls, visits, personal legal work, research materials and access, etc...); no human contact; although suicide cells are "single" cells they placed actual suicide inmates in with me - one sexually assaulted me and the other

gave me MRSA. Subsequently I've been included in a United Nations investigation with 324 other inmates all of whom are located in Guantanamo Bay. The State of Connecticut and the CTDOC was found in violation of my human rights by torture. To their credit, although it did not result in actual help, many CTDOC employees were extremely "upset" with my treatment.

I endured all of this from the judicial system and the CTDOC because of the false allegations made by my now ex-wife to gain custody of our children. Again, all proven at the family trial almost a year prior to my criminal trial. For all this you (the reader) may be asking what about my appeals? The Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts have denied all my appeals of every type (family, civil and criminal). Therefore, they have also failed me, justice and my children. For this they should be condemned along with their Superior Court subordinate brethren. The same Appellate and Supreme Court Justices are still presiding on the bench today.

The Federal Courts have acted no differently and deserve similar condemnation. Meanwhile, again the taxpayers have picked up the cost of my continued injustice.

This alone should convince the citizens who are the most ardent believers in the judicial system that there are serious questions to be asked about "justice" within it. At best its only surface deep. In other words justice skates on thin ice, which cannot sustain the weight of an innocent person. Your arrest is your conviction, make no mistake.

On December 18th, 2012 I was taken to Enfield Superior Court and ambushed with a warrant alleging I had refused to sign the registry. Now the Connecticut taxpayers will pay out even more money again for my "injustice", already, by some accounts, in the millions of dollars. If a $50,000 a year police officer (Mauriello) or detective (Ms. Ortiz) from the Waterbury PD had simply done their jobs and investigated the charges against me (both admitted in two trials NO investigation was ever conducted in my case) I would have received "justice" and the Connecticut taxpayers would have saved a small fortune. I have never once been asked a question, given a statement, interviewed or questioned by police or prosecutors, or spoke in court in my criminal case. My voice has never been heard in the criminal "theatre".

Justice maybe the wording and intent of the law but in reality its nothing more than "smoke and mirrors" rhetoric. The status quo is kept the way it is seemingly because to many people make so much money from it. Like many genre's in the United States (Vietnam; 9 - 11; Katrina and Sandy disasters; Newtown massacre; etc…) the prevailing attitude is "acceptable collateral damage". The two other types of people apparently allowing this to happen are those who appear to lack intellect/education (at least on the subject matter), and those who are in denial. Citizens of Connecticut and the United States have no clue how bad things are until it happens to them - they have no clue what lies and waits for them just below the surface.

My case, I respectfully offer, is the tip of the biggest iceberg anyone has seen, an "elephant in the room that no-one talks about”. It clearly shows the systemic problem that has infected the United States across all subjects since shortly after the Founding Fathers. Even they knew they had a "couple" of problems, but what exists today they could not possibly have wanted or foreseen.What's happened to me and my children has happened to others before, its happening now, and it will happen again in the future. Again, you (the reader) should know that no­ matter who you are it could, and most likely will, happen to you or someone you love. For female readers it could be your son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle etc…

The United States is certainly not the greatest country in the world, again respectfully offered, despite its self-proclamations as such ad nauseam. There is no-doubt the United States could be amongst the greatest countries on the planet but that wont happen until its citizens take back their country from its government which has long since departed from actually acting with ethical and moral values. The United States will never be conquered but, without the afore mentioned re-taking by citizens, will implode. Of that there is no doubt. The way things are, and continuing to head, it is not sustainable.

A drop in the middle of the ocean has an impact on a shoreline somewhere.Either as a gentle cleansing small ripple (positive),or as a part of a powerful and destructive tsunami wave (negative). Tips of the "iceberg" and "drops in the ocean" matter. If its something positive you do, or something negative you allow happen,it matters. I do not have to convince you of this, but you(or future Americans) will experience it. Being ignorant or in denial will not help you or change this certainty.

Throughout this statement I want to leave no-doubt that I have blame and ownership for my part in the demise of my marriage including, but not limited to, my eventual bad attitude at the time of my now ex-wife's father’s death (the catalyst for all that subsequently happened).I have repeatedly apologized to my now ex-wife, including in court proceedings, as I do again now - I'm deeply and sincerely sorry.

Finally, I wish nothing but the very best for the citizens of the United States and a return to the values of the "Founding Fathers" and their Constitution. For now I, like many others in this country, need your help - as do my children.

Thank you.

Bill Coleman.


Posted by billcolemaninnocentmanwrongfullyconvicted on February 24, 2012 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Issued by Bill himself on 23rd February 2012

The 24th February marks the anniversary of my wrongful conviction in 2005. It also marks the system’s belief that it is the beginning of the final year of my sentence.

As the evidence and future will prove I have been tortured, in many ways, by the system and the DOC. Truth, honesty, justice, ethics and morals mean nothing to them. Whilst I have conducted myself appropriately at all times and looked under every grain of sand, in other words beyond every rock, they have continued on their path of contradictions, deceit and hypocrisy in order to win.

This anniversary of my wrongful conviction also signifies the anniversary of the “final nail in the coffin” of abuse of my two sons at the hands of the system. Therefore, whilst I have not eaten solid food since the fall of 2007, as a part of my non-violent protest, I now, again, will stop taking fluids in support of my circumstances.

I pray that the World Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court(ICC), the United Nations and other similar organizations will continue their support of me and come out in force against my abusers who will, again, physically and psychologically torture me with restraints, lights, deprivation and force feeding.


Posted by billcolemaninnocentmanwrongfullyconvicted on May 31, 2011 at 6:43 AM Comments comments (0)

It would be impossible to write to everyone, so to my family , friends and supporters:


From the very large target placed on my back(stemming from myths from the top of the Connecticut department of corrections, down to rumours between staff), I stay in my cell 24 hours a day. The only exceptions are to take a shower, make a call or other brief necessities feel “out of site, out of mind” is lesser of the evils I face.


It is said that man is born free, yet lives in chains, nowhere is this more true than in the United States. Citizens here just don't get it and live in ignorance as the hopes of the founding fathers, through an idealistic constitution slips further away on a daily basis. The reason this deception, by those in and with power, is so egregious is because those very same people boast in an arrogant and grandiose fashion, that the United States is the “greatest country on earth” were its people live in freedom and democracy. Where as it should be and could be true, it is sadly not the case. It is my hope that some day all aspects of my case( including the family, criminal and force feeding/ human rights courts) will expose this. It is important to note that besides the fact I have been removed from my children's lives and being wrongfully convicted of a crime I did not commit, I have been physically and psychologically tortured with the authority of the United States on its own soil. This was confirmed and concluded by the United Nations investigation into my treatment.


Martin Luther King said “ its not the words of our enemies we remember but the silence of our friends”. There are many of my friends that I have not heard from which has been of great confusion, pain,sadness and disappointment  to me. As I worked through this I realised ultimately it is their issue and not mine and that's very sadness for them.


However , I have been very fortunate by the friends who have supported me through these past years and in having such an amazing family. To me they have truly no equal. So to my fiends and family, I want you to know you will always have my eternal thanks and love. To all the others who have (and are) supporting me, in many various ways, please accept my humble gratitude. All of you are a piece in my  “jigsaw puzzle” of survival and I hope that one day everyone will be rewarded in some way. What you have done for me show what great people you are. This in its self, if you allow yourselves to recognise it, is a part of the reward due to you. God bless you all.


Finally to my sons, Liam and Aidan, I say this,


“ please remember I love you both so very much and all I do is for you both. My arms cry in pain because I miss holding you. I want to live for you both, but I am willing to die for you also. I ask you never let anyone tell you what they think the truth is, including me, but to find out the “truth” for yourselves.

Please know I have forgiven your mother for what she has done to me. I take as much of the blame for the breakdown of our relationship and I am sorry for my part and can only ask you to forgive me. It deeply pains me how sorry I am as I have not been able to share the love I have for you both over the last few years and have missed you growing up. I can not put into words how much sadness I have felt during this time.

God bless you both, Liam and Aidan, all my love always. Xoxoxoxoxoxo”


Finally i leave you with this, “ what we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others lives on”


Thank you all




Other people suffering

Posted by billcolemaninnocentmanwrongfullyconvicted on July 5, 2009 at 2:42 AM Comments comments (5)

Claiming civil rights violations, British citizen and father Amir Sanjari hasn't eaten for two weeks. Sanjari, who sits in the Sacramento County jail, was picked up for a warrant out of Indiana. He was arrested at a bus station where he and his adult daughter were about to say "Good bye" after their first visit in years.

Both were hoping their reunion would be permanent, but neither had the financial means. Once a successful nuclear physicist, Sanjari hasn't been able to return to the UK to continue his carreer or get a job in the US. Instead, he's been helping other parents who are faced with civil rights violations in family court.

According to Sanjari, and documented on his website the warrant stems from his divorce case, which is rife with injustice and corruption. Bob Norton, a MA advocate for reform of divorce courts said, "I know Amir. He ran this up the appeals court but it seems the judge is very politically connected and influenced decisions by making contact with appeals court and other gov’t agencies. Sanjari has learned enough 'real' law to be dangerous, expecting that the courts would honor this law."

Sanjari's website tells a story of one injustice after another, and how he has tried to fight back. As an example: he was once ordered to pay a thousand dollars a month in child support, even though at the time he and his wife shared equal custody and had similar incomes. Another: Sanjari took his daughters on a pre-arranged and agreed upon vacation to the UK. He didn't return with them, but had plans to follow shortly. When the terrorist attacks on 9/11delayed his return, their mother fraudulantly claimed abandonment and filed for sole custody of the two girls.

You can hear Sanjari's December 2007 interview during a Children Need Both Parents internet talkshow.

Donald Tenn stated, "this is a federal issue, not a state issue," after he and other members of Fathers 4 Justice in Sacramento filed a writ of habeas corpus on Sanjari's behalf in Federal court this morning. They're hoping to stay his extradition to Indiana. His original hearing is set for Tuesday.

Contact your State representative

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UPDATE - Amir's contact info:

SANJARI, AMIR X-4544357 2M04

Sacramento County Main Jail

651 "I" Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Have you had a similar experience with the family court?