A St. Louis County man was convicted of murder in the 1st degree and sentenced to serve a mandatory sentence of life without probation or parole. Ms. Bernsen became involved after the man had been sent to the Department of Corrections and his sentence had already been affirmed on appeal. Ms. Bernsen represented him on his Petition for Post-Conviction Relief and highlighted to the trial court several unconstitutional aspects of his trial. She was able to get his murder 1st conviction and sentence vacated and get him a second chance at life.
May 6, 2015