Well this blog is dedicated entirely to Eric Volz - a cousin to my friend Alicia.
Eric Volz is from Nashville and has been living in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua for the last two years. On November 21, 2006 his ex-girlfriend Doris Ivanez Jimenez was murdered. Through pressure from the media to blame the "gringo", and against over 100 pieces of evidence NOT pointing to Eric, the judge tried and convicted Eric, sentencing him to 30 years in prison. The judge threw out all the evidence, testimonies of over 10 witnesses who was with him that day, and cell phone statements proving he made calls from Managua, two hours away at the time of the murder. He is innocent and needs our help.
The media has finally been picking up on the story and it's been covered by The Today Show twice, the Wall Street Journal, The Tennessean and soon Dateline will be doing an hour story on him.
This family needs all the encouragement and prayers possible to get Eric freed from his 30 year sentence in the Nicaraguan prison. For the full story on all the facts, prosecution and defense, or to even make donations towards funding this case, you can go to the "Free Eric Volz" website: by clicking click here
For media coverage:
The Today Show - the first story they mention Eric, aired Monday, March 26, 2007 - to watch, click here to watch.
The Today Show - the second story they covered on Eric Volz, including an in-person interview with him - click here to watch
And there is also a MySpace page set up for him as well - just click here
Please continue to spread the word - and I will post updates as I hear them.
God has the Victory!