Below is the list of all the Photos and Exhibits used in Hank's trial. Hank and his attorney have been trying to get a copy of these exhibits for years.
In a February 15, 2013 letter from Jane Montori Assistant District Attorney addressed to Hank, Ms Montori states "The District Attorney denies your request for records. After a good faith search for the trial file where the requested records would be located, the trial file could not be found." Where is this trial file? Why can't it be located? Why can't Hank obtain the exhibits that were clearly shown to used at his 1982 trial.
On March 6, 2013 Hank received a response from the Clerk of Courts, Laura Gentile stating "Among the exhibits we have for this case, there is not any crime scene photos or arrest photos or report. Who took these photos and what has happened to this information? Why can't it be located? It is clearly shown by the trial transcripts we have in our possession that the exhibits listed below were used in Hank's trial. Yet these exhibits can't be located and seems to have mysteriously disappeared. Is the Commonwealth hiding something? These exhibits could be used to prove Hank's innocence but no one in authority at the Commonwealth can seem to locate them.
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ALL evidence pertaining to a person convicted and still in prison must be retained; yet much of Hank's evidence appears to not have been retained. WHY?
Exhibits used at Hank's 1982 trial:
Commonwealth Exhibit 1: A photograph of dirt road behind the movie theater (described by Tanya)
Commonwealth Exhibit 2: A photograph of movie screen at theater (described by Tanya)
Commonwealth Exhibit 3: A photograph of the car driving into the alley leading to movie theater
Commonwealth Exhibit 4: A switchblade knife (said by Tina to be the knife put to her throat twice; and the knife found at the scene when Tina took police back to the crime scene) (C)
Commonwealth Exhibits 5 & 6: Photographs of Hanks car Tanya said was the car that Hank used to rape her
Commonwealth Exhibit 7: Police statement of Tanya
Commonwealth Exhibit A: Blanket found in Hank’s car that Tanya stated they laid on
Commonwealth Exhibit B: A transparent plastic wrapper containing the towel Tanya said she took to the gorge with her
Commonwealth Exhibit 8: Photograph of Hank taken at W. Springfield Police Department when Hank was booked on 7/21/82 (no cuts on Hank’s face even though Tanya stated she had cut Hank with a beer bottle and the cut was about 2” in length
Commonwealth Exhibit 9: Photograph of knife found at crime scene by police as directed by Tanya
Commonwealth Exhibit 10: Photograph of 12 oz. Budweiser throw away bottle
Commonwealth Exhibit 11: Photograph of Det. Whitehead standing on tire prints pointing to exact area where knife was found
Commonwealth Exhibits 12A,B,C,D: Four 12 oz beer bottles found at the supposed crime scene
Commonwealth Exhibits 13A,B,C: Three Budweiser 12 oz beer bottles found in the front seat of Hank’s car (two empty and one full)
Commonwealth Exhibit 14: A quilt found in the rear section of Hank’s car
Commonwealth Exhibit 15: A transparent plastic material containing a bath towel found in the front seat on the floor on passenger’s side of Hank’s car
Commonwealth Exhibit 16: Chemist report in a search of transcripts I was not able to locate this exhibit
Commonwealth Exhibit 17: Booking sheet that showed no marks on Hank’s face or body
Commonwealth Exhibit C: A photograph of Marlboro box right next to knife
Commonwealth Exhibit 18: A photograph of blue bath towel on front passenger’s side on bottom
Commonwealth Exhibit 19: An AA pamphlet; When and Where meeting pamphlet
Commonwealth Exhibits 20 A, B, C, D: Photocopies of Hank’s prior convictions
Commonwealth Exhibit 21: A photograph of knife and Marlboro box found at crime scene
Commonwealth Exhibits 22 A, B, C, D, E, F, G: Seven towels of a set owned by Darlene Savage