Vanguard Court Watch TV, Episode 3 (Video) – Part 1 of Ajay Dev Case

Photo of the Spring 2019 Vanguard Court Watch Interns

Ajay Dev has been in prison for nearly 10 years for charges that many believe were unfounded.  His appellate team has filed a writ of Habeas Corpus and he has been granted what figures to be an ongoing series of evidentiary hearing perhaps as soon as this summer.

Vanguard Court Watch Interns discuss the case of Ajay Dev, convicted of rape in 2009 and sentenced to 378 years in prison. The Vanguard Court Watch Interns have been reviewing his trial transcripts and discuss whether they believe him to be wrongly convicted. The is the first of three parts.

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. Patty Pursell

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read the transcripts for Ajay Dev’s case and to report out on it.  Your thoughts and insights are extremely appreciated.  Some of your questions and/or confusion about the testimonies you did read are answered later in the transcript when defense witnesses show the contradictions of the alleged witness’s claims.  I totally agree with you that a new trial should be granted to Ajay.

    David,  you did a great job summing up the case and bringing forward the new evidence.  Thank you so much!

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