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Timeline of Events So Far: #FreeBenton

Benton Mackenzie has been found guilty. Sentencing is August 28th. The Governor, the Supreme Court, OR the Legislature can step in and save this man’s life at any time. Here’s an attempt at explaining what has happened thus far: 2005: Iowa Supreme Court denies medical necessity defense in Bonjour v. Iowa, 694 N.W.2d 511 (Iowa … Continue reading

Benton Mackenzie trial postponed. Notes from court this morning:

9:19 am: All rise. 9:20 am: Courtroom #4 is packed to the brim. Courtroom #3 is where County Attorney’s office told me to go. Judge: Asks if defense attorney would like to address court. DA: Says Mackenzie is hallucinating, unable to sit in chair, medication on way, phone call to Charles Mackenzie has medicine on … Continue reading