Trisha Morrison, the widow of former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, has informed WBN that she is appealing following a recent court ruling.
DNA evidence submitted by Trisha that will prove Tommy Morrison was not infected with HIV at the time of his death was canceled before Christmas.
Revealing what happened, the frustrated Trisha vowed to fight until her case was fully heard.
A technicality on the filing was cited as the reason for the rejection of his DNA application despite an initial decision in his favor.
âDecember 21, 2021 – the 9th Circuit Court changed the panel of judges. They have now ruled against their own ruling by the 3-judge panel in June 2021 that the appeal (which I did during the polar vortex storm) had NOT filed an appeal in a timely manner.
âThey ended the case without further information,â Trish told World Boxing News.
âIt shocked me after opening six months the opening brief / response brief / response brief as requested by the previous judges.
âI had to file a request for a rehearing and rehearing in bench. I’m essentially asking this panel to reconsider and ask all of the 9th Circuit judges (18 of them) to review the new decision made.
âSomeone doesn’t want to test the newly discovered biological evidence of DNA / HIV.
âIt boiled down to a technical ranking problem? “
TOMMY MORRISON FIGHT
By providing documents to WBN, some of which cannot be shared, it is clear that Trisha must fight to reverse the decision.
Trish is adamant she can prove that Tommy did not die of HIV on September 1, 2013.
She vowed to continue the eight-year fight until Tommy Morrison was vindicated. Tommy first lost his boxing license in the 1990s.
The Las Vegas suspension ended Morrison’s career after his reign as the WBO Champion. He had enjoyed a successful career against Lennox Lewis, George Foreman and Ray Mercer.
Tommy Morrison also starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the fifth installment of the Rocky franchise. Morrison played Tommy Gunn.
The fight goes on.
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