Diane Fleming
Legal Defense Trust Fund
Donation Input Form
July 10, 2006
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Diane Fleming

As you've read...
Diane's Habeas Corpus was denied by Judge Cleo Powell in Virginia,
on March 22, 2006.

Because Judge Powell denied the habeas, Diane Fleming can no longer have a court-appointed counsel, paid for by the Commonwealth. David B. Hargett, Diane's new Attorney has been retained privately to file an appeal with the Virginia Supreme Court. Mr. Hargett, on June 30th, 2006 filed an appeal with the Virginia Supreme Court regarding Judge Powell's ruling. If this appeal is unsuccessful, the case will move out of the Commonwealth Court and into the Federal Court System. This is an expensive task. Copies of the court records alone cost $2,500.00 for ten copies. Legal costs could exceed $25,000 for her appeals.

According to law, Diane's attorney, David B. Hargett can only file the appeals and additional proceedings for her if he is "retained" by her, meaning being paid.

As of June 30, $4,605.00 has been donated to her Attorney, David B. Hargett, by various people who believe in Diane's innocence. Diane plans on selling what little she has left of personal belongings in storage to help with her legal fees.

Diane's attorney, David B. Hargett, intends on pursuing the appeals for Diane; however, a trust fund has been set up to help defray these expensive appeal legal costs. Thus, a request is going out for donations to help Diane in her appeal.

If you can send even $5.00, it would be much appreciated. Her supporters are trying to get at least 1,000 people to donate just $20.00 each. This would raise $20,000.00 to help defray the legal costs in Diane's appeals, however...

Diane could need as much as $50,000.00. These funds are needed just for basic court costs, the testing of the Gatorade bottles which is expensive and other court expenses. Diane's Attorney, David B. Hargett, is working on Diane's case for a reduced fee, he cannot file Diane's appeal by law unless he charges her something. Any funds collected will be applied to this cost, but mostly court costs, expert assistance and other legal expenses in Diane's behalf. If you can donate more than $20.00, Diane would greatly appreciate it.

If you are donating to Diane Fleming's legal defense fund, please fill out this form. These forms will be mailed to Diane in prison and forwarded to her Attorney as well to match up with your check that you will mail directly to her attorney. Diane will try to write a personal response to everyone that sends in a donation. You may also input a short message to Diane below. Please make sure you fill in all information including the amount you are donating to the fund.

Please make sure you send your donation to Diane's attorney at this address:
( make your check or money order out to: The Diane Fleming Trust Fund )
David B. Hargett is a licensed attorney to practice law in the state of Virginia.
You can view his license record at the Virginia State Bar website.

The Diane Fleming Trust Fund
Hargett & Watson, PLC
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
11545 Nuckols Road, Suite C
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Phone: 804-788-7111
Fax: 804-915-6301
Website: www.hargettwatson.com

You can also write to Diane in prison at:
Diane Fleming #311655
FCCW 8D 209A
Box 100
Troy, VA 22974
( please send checks to Diane's attorney above )

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July 10, 2006