CCADP- Jermont Cox
Born to Genesis Ruth Cox and Ralph W. Smith. His sister Jerminda Cox was born
August 22nd, 1972.
to respect, love, and be honest. Through the toughest times of her life she always made
sure her children had, that way they would learn to live and be content with what they
had in life. Never feeling the need to want.
and Bainbridge St., (South Philly). Thats the church she was raised in after coming to
South Philadelphia from Greenville NC, with her mother Mabel R. Cox, sister Stella
Marie Cox, and two brothers William (June) Cox, and Raymond Alton Cox.
was all about. To stand up and face the big scary world.
many different trades, and since his mother was not in a position to send him to a trade
school, all he learned was hands on. Never afraid to get his hands dirty. He used to work
with some of the guys from the church, or from the neighborhood...Plumbing, electrical,
painting, masonry, etc, all that he learned came in handy around the house, saved mom
a few dollars also.
to him and said, "Okay! You don't want to go to school, you are not going to sit around.
Your father is not a lazy man and you are not going to be one either." That was all the
motivation this young man needed. Right away Jermont went and got a job as a
dishwasher in West Chester PA.
Things did not stay upbeat for this man and his family the whole way through. Drugs
came into his household and destroyed the stability that was once there.
and doing) it didn't last long. By years end Jermont was in the Youth Study Center.
He spent the rest of 1988 there, and brought in 1989 there also....Mid 1989 this young
man was back at work, and he remained in that element until January 14th, 1993 the
day of his arrest.
Jermont Cox is an innocent man!
emotions that a man is not supposed to show in prison.
Information provided by the supporters of Jermont Cox
175 Progress Ave
Waynesburg ,Pa. 15370-8090
c/o Elder Gregory T. Dixon
P.O Box 9903
Philadelphia ,Pa. 19118-0903
Jermont has a son, Jermont Nydrisse Cox . . . On the day of his arrest Jermont's son was removed from his arms and the handcuffs placed on, while still at the Children's Hospital. (Son's monthly check-up) His son was one year young at the time. Throughout Jermont's young adult life, he was able to hold down a job. From 1986-1992 (Starting at age 15) he worked in the restaurant industry. Starting off as a dishwasher, working his way up to cook. Moving to a nursing home job, expanded his experience.
all over the states, but those projects only involve cases that deal with DNA evidence, and other cases are pushed aside, and
to some degree it is made to look as if those are the only innocent people on Death Row. (DNA cases) In Pennsylvania there has been little to no talk about the INJUSTICE OF THE DEATH PENALTY…The only time you here about a claim of
Actual Innocence in PA. is when Mumia Abul Jamals people speak, and it appears that he is the only man on Death Row and the only man that is Innocent…..
I’m an innocent man on PA Death Row and have the evidence sitting right beside me, to prove it. Due to continued bad representation I cannot get heard in the courts, when I filed pro se (my own claims of innocents), the courts give me some attorney working with the DA’s office or married to a top DA who has put a large number of men on Death Row. My claims are never filed and never heard. Then when I go to the next stage they say “you did not present these claims to the lower
court so we cannot hear them…
I am closing in on my last appeals, I have already had two Death Warrants, and the next will be my last if I’m not heard.
If I was in Illinois I would be home taking care of my family and reuniting with my son.
In Jan. 1993, I was arrested under warrant for a separate matter, not the subject on this Cry For Help. After being
questioned for that matter, I was then questioned about two murders that took place in Aug. 1992, and Nov. 1992. The
reason I was questioned about said crimes was b/c two suspects in the latter two murders, one man I grew up with…
When questioned about these crimes I gave statements to police denying my involvement in the crimes, but gave information
that I knew of said crimes. The Aug. 1992 case I provided an alibi for the day of the crime. The Nov. 1992 case I did not,
and gave info about the last time myself and this ex-friend were together. It was Nov. ’92 sometime before Thanksgiving, we were hanging out drinking beer and smoking weed, it was down by the railroad tracks near the zoo. We were in a blue car.
When I was taken down stairs to be arraigned on the original matter I was informed that I was being charged with the Nov. 1992 murder. It would not be until Feb. 1992 that I learned why I was charged with that murder. My statement had now
read that I was the driver when that crime took place. The Phila. Daily News paper printed that I had been arrested for said murder, and my original crime, and that I had given a statement against the persons believed to have committed the crime.
My life was put in danger, and I began defending my life. I was being held at the Holmesburg Prison. A prison once
described as Hell itself! This was/is my first time in prison of any sort. I only knew one man in the entire prison at that time.
My attorney at the time was representing a man in the Phila. Mafia family. I turned to him for help, trying to get out of prison
b/c after the last attempt on my life; prison officials put me in protective custody. That didn’t help. I call my attorney for help
he puts me in contact with the police and said “I should think about helping them and taking a deal.” On April 29, 1993 my 22nd birthday, two homicide detectives came to the Holmesburg Prison and escorted me to the police headquarters. At
which time explain they knew of my situation and was willing to help me, but I had to give another statement for the Aug. ’92 murder saying I saw it happen, and was part of it, in order to make it stick against these other people. In return for the false statement which I gave, I was given a private visit at police headquarters with my ex-girlfriend. Then I was later moved to another prison. Before leaving police HQ. That day I was charged with the Aug. ’92 murder. So now I have two statements concerning the Aug. ’92 murder.
On Oct. 27, 1993 I went to trial for the original matter that lasted one day and I was found guilty and sentenced to Life in prison. Still representing me is this attorney whose focus is with the mafia client who is paying him major money. For the
record after I was convicted of the original matter, that mafia figure was the only man out of his associates that went home…
Since I have the life sentence I was taken to a state prison, I had no contact with this attorney at all. On Nov.14 or 15, ’93 I was returned to court and it was told by my attorney, the DA and Judge that it was time to go to trial for the Aug. ’92 and
Nov. ’92 murders, that we would start picking the jury that day. I need to point something out, when I went to trial for the
first case it was an ambush also b/c when I walked into the courtroom I was told it was time for trial. I had no family there at
In Nov. ’92 I am before this Judge telling him I don’t want this attorney, he just got me a life sentence that I have not fully recovered from and now I walk into this court with no notice. The Judge, Latrone Davis, a Hang ‘em High Judge was not hearing me. Then the DA said he had a deal, if I was to plead guilty to two life sentences and testify against these other
people, I would be spared the Death Penalty. I plead guilty, with no intention of allowing them to stay or testifying. I needed
to get rid of this attorney. As long as I withdrew the guilty pleas within 10 days I could have them removed. I did so, and
was able to get rid of my attorney based on wrong advice.
In April ’95 I went to trial for the Aug. and Nov. ’92 murders. The new attorney is the same in-action as the first one. She
was an alcoholic. She was able to get a statement from the alibi witnesses; it was never heard in court. Not to get too far ahead, The motive for the crimes was a contract put out by a crime boss against two men who took his car at gun point, and also robbed his drug house. I was the alleged driver, and another was the shooter.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANYONE ELSE ARRESTED FOR THESE CRIMES, I AM THE ONLY PERSON IN PRISON FOR THESE TWO CRIMES! The trials were put together b/c they said both men were killed for the same
reason, and part of the overall conspiracy. At trial the only evidence against me was the alleged statements that were
deemed incriminating enough to take me to trial.
At the beginning of trial, the DA told the jury, “Mr. Cox is not the shooter, in these crimes, this we know.” When the witness took the stand and gave his testimony against two men that were not there, and asked if he knew me he stated “NO”!!! All
the testimony was against two men that were not on trial!!!
My statements were read into the record as the evidence that demonstrated my guilt. That was it!!
I need to point something else out that is going to show my injustice trial. A couple years before my trial, a young man was killed. The woman, whose son it was sat on my jury. No big deal. The very same Judge that was now presiding over my
trial was the same Judge the helped convict the man who killed her son, the same DA’s office and the same detectives. We asked for her to be removed, that request was denied! THE POOR MAN’S DEFENSE!!
The law states that “It is not up to the Defendant to prove his innocence, but the DA must prove his guilt. Which means the Defendant does no have to put on any evidence. 100% of the men here never put on a defense because of this Law that all attorneys take full advantage of, they don’t have to do anything but cross-examine the DA’s witnesses to prove innocence.
My attorney had in her possession all the evidence she needed to demonstrate I was not involved with these crimes.
For the Aug. ’92 case she had, first the alibi statement, she filed a notice of alibi defense but called no one. She also had the first statement which stated I was not involved. She had the protective custody order from the prison, the police had already testified that they came to get me and was aware of some problems, but could not recall the visit from my girlfriend, (sign in records could prove the visit took place, the attorney never requested them) but was aware I was moved to another prison
after the 2nd statement. All this screams DURESS and FAVORABLE treatment which means, A PERSON UNDER DURESS WILL MORE THAN LIKELY MAKE CHOICES HE/SHE NORMALLY WOULD NOT UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS. THE FACT I WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE A PRIVATE VISIT WITH MY GIRLFRIEND, SEXUAL FAVORS IN EXCHANGE FOR INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE AGAINST ANOTHER OR ONES SELF IS
ILLEGAL. THE PROBLEMS AT THE PRISON DEMONSTRATE DURESS…FOR THE NOV.’92 CASE MY ATTORNEY HAD IN HER POSSESSION THREE STATEMENTS FROM THREE WITNESSES THAT DEMONSTRATE THAT MY STATEMENT, THE ONLY EVIDENCE AGAINST ME IS FALSE. Before getting into
that I would just like to point out, had the police not created the statement and was real about seeking the truth, had they investigated the statement they would have seen it was false and could not arrest me on it. The statement said: that sometime before Thanksgiving ’92 myself and another male sat at the corner of 34th and Brandywine in Phila. We observed the
deceased and a young lady come out of the house, at which time the other male informed me that the deceased was one of
the guys who took the other males car, and we were there to hit him. He then pulled a gun from under the car seat. We then followed the car to 34th and Powelton Ave., at which time the murder took place, killing the male. As stated early on the statement also said we were in a blue car. After the murder the statement said I r/c $500.00 for my participation in the
murder. The evidence not presented…
Two women friends of the deceased gave statements; one of the women was the one in the car at the time the crime took place. They stated “On the night of their murder the deceased was at 38th and Reno St. from 7pm up until the time of death and nowhere near 34th and Brandywine b/c he was with them. That when he left the house it was the house on 38th and
Reno, not Brandywine.” The other key piece of evidence an eye witness to the crime, a male that stated, him and another
were coming down the street and observed two WHITE CARS that appeared to be racing, coming down the street right at him. One white car, the Chevy Nova opened fire on the other car, and it crashed right in front of him. NOT A BLUE CAR.
These witnesses were never called.
I have had no success in getting any of this missing evidence into court; I have my pro se filings where I have tried. I am not being heard.
I feel if I can get the proper assistance in bringing my plea public then maybe I can be heard by the courts and finally freed
from this nightmare.
I have nothing to hide so if you can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me ASAP, time is running out.
Jermont Cox CE-8242
175 Progress Dr.
Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090
I AM AN INNOCENT MAN ON DEATH ROW!
Note: any error that I can demonstrate by the Judge or Prosecutors overturns two convictions and that is why they are not allowing me to be heard. There are more errors that show the unfair trial I received, but I did not want to confuse any of the above, because when you hear the rest the question will be-HOW DID THE JURY KNOW WHAT THEY WERE HEARING OR IF THEY LISTENED OR CONVICTED BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION OF PRIOR GUILT, OR BECAUSE THE JURY WAS TAMPERED WITH!
This man should NOT be executed!! He was convicted of three murders, but only committed one of them. He received two life sentences and a death sentence. He did kill one man, but he claims it was self-defense. He was not involved at all in the other two murders. The DA submitted a questionable statement (confession) at trial. The facts that Cox gave police did not match the timeline and events of the murder so the DA changed the facts to make it match. For the second murder he was wrongly accused of, his statement was given under duress. He falsely confessed that he drove the getaway car and that he saw another person kill the victim, when he initially said that he was not involved, in exchange for a private visit with his girlfriend. Protest this man's execution which is scheduled for July 22, 2010 in Pennsylvania!!