Eric Volz is an American reporter who was living in Nicaragua. On November 21, 2006, his girlfriend Doris Jiminez was brutally murdered in San Juan del Sur. At the time of the murder, Volz was two hours away in Managua. Despite a mountain of evidence that should have exonerated him, he was sentenced to thirty years in prison. The video below tells his story in more detail:
His parents have also appeared on NBC's Today Show to draw attention to the story.
The family and friends are asking people to contact their Senators and Representatives. More information about the case can be found at the Friends of Eric Volz website.
Hat tip: Stacy Harp