In 1989, Kim Hallock told the Brevard County Sheriff’s department that she and her boyfriend, Charles “Chip” Flynn, were robbed in a park and taken to an orange grove at gunpoint by “a black guy.” Hallock was able to escape. Chip did not. He was shot dead. He was 22-years-old. Based on Hallock’s description of the black guy, a “small-time drug dealer” Crosley Green — known well by the police — was picked up. Hallock picked Green out of a photo lineup. Although there was no physical evidence that linked Green to the crime, he was convicted in the kidnapping and murder of Chip Flynn. Green is currently serving a life sentence in jail.
But now, more than 25 years later, there’s new evidence that Green may have been wrongfully convicted. Brevard County investigators might have “made facts fit the crime.” Among other details, there was a discrepancy regarding the shoe prints left at the scene of the crime. Hallock said “the black guy” wore big work boots; but the prints in the grove were left by tennis shoes. Florida Today writes: “The only conclusions one can draw are that they [the investigators] were either inept or the men they arrested were the unluckiest people in the world.” Or both. 48 Hours correspondent Erin Moriarty will review the case on Saturday, May 30 at 10pm on CBS.