Just Mercy

Just Mercy


Bryan Stevenson

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Benson is the ABI Investigator on Walter’s case. He works with Sherriff Tate and Larry Ikner to coerce Ralph Myers’ testimony and suppress evidence to secure Walter’s conviction. When the State finally launches a new investigation into Walter’s conviction, Benson is replaced by new ABI investigators who uncover the truth of Walter’s innocence.
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Simon Benson Character Timeline in Just Mercy

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Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulations
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...continuing to build on Sheriff Tate, District Attorney Investigator Larry Ikner, and ABI Investigator Simon Benson. Following an officer’s prompting, Myers claimed that Walter had raped him. The police arrested and... (full context)
Chapter 9: I’m Here
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...petition. The tapes reveal Myers’ repeated attempts to recant his testimony while Ikner, Tate and Benson coerce him to continue. Stevenson finishes by calling on Walter’s trial lawyers, Boynton and Chestnut.... (full context)