PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Black Lives Matter held a press conference Tuesday outside of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office calling for justice. They want the city’s new head prosecutor to take a look at a case they say resulted in a wrongful conviction.
A group of about a dozen demonstrators stood outside of the DA’s office to raise awareness about the case of Eric Riddick, a man doing life for the 1991 shooting of William Callet.READ MORE: Concerned Citizens Went Undercover To Bust Child Luring Suspects, Atlantic City Police Say
The family says he was convicted on the word of a single witness, despite a solid alibi and conflicting forensics.
Last month, a Superior Court judge wrote a statement saying the system failed.
“Ineffective representation, no representation,” said Eric’s mother, Christine Riddick.READ MORE: 23-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Wissinoming Shooting: Police
She has repeatedly sought relief and wants Krasner’s conviction integrity unit to take a look.
“I would like them to expedite my son’s matter,” she said.
The family delivered a package on the case to, DA spokesman, Ben Waman.
Philadelphia Black Lives Matter leader Asa Khalif who endorsed Krasner had this to say.MORE NEWS: 'We Support Our Firefighters:' Lower Merion Township Says Goodbye To Thomas Royds With Procession
“It’s time to pay up on the promises he ran on,” he said.