Unfortunately, there are still many unanswered questions regarding the case of Michelle Saum Schofield more than three decades after she lost her life on February 24, 1987. But for the past five or six years, the main question has been whether her husband Leo Schofield actually killed her or is in jail as a result of someone else’s activities, as detailed in “20/20: Last Seen In Lakeland.” However, for now, if you just want to know more about the person who is dedicated to always fighting for his freedom – his second wife, Crissie Carter – we have the information for you.
Crissie Carter, who is she?
Crissie, a former state probation officer, first met inmate Leo in 1991 while teaching at Hendry Correctional Facility. She was quickly captivated by his story. She noted that he declared his innocence to everyone he met, and she was no different, as he was one of her assistants while she taught prisoners how to balance a checkbook and write resumes. . The one unique feature is that Crissie went home to check all available court documents herself, which sparked the start of a personal relationship once she admitted she believed him.
They began to develop a close relationship over time, and in 1995, after Leo was transferred, they were happily married in the chapel of DeSoto Correctional Institution. Crissie got candid about her family’s response to her choice of a life partner: “My family was supportive, but not entirely happy.” I have friends who are no longer in contact with me. Her unwavering faith in Leo’s innocence and her love for him prevents her from letting any of this affect her, which is why she also began to file a lawsuit.
In fact, Crissie hired a new defense attorney for her husband in 2004, and he quickly helped her in her long-running efforts to get the previously unidentifiable fingerprints from Michelle’s car properly investigated. Although the technology to do this was not available in 1987, in December of that year new information confirmed a match with convicted killer Jeremy Scott (on an unrelated 1988 case). Much to his wife’s dismay, Jeremy’s confession and recantation, along with this ostensibly critical piece of evidence, have, despite their constant efforts, had no bearing on Leo’s court case.
Now where is Crissie Carter?
According to Crissie Carter Schofield, “A lot of people are interested [in Leo’s case] when they hear the story from me… Then Leo is introduced; it is different in some way. It’s no surprise that she’s remained her husband’s staunchest supporter, especially considering the collaboration she’s established with bands like The Innocence Project in hopes that they’ll one day be successful in doing just that. clear of all charges.
It’s important to note that Crissie is adamant that Michelle is also the target of her efforts, as she feels that Michelle deserves real justice. She works hard not just for Leo or for a sense of righteousness. Leo dating isn’t where it ends, she said. “Michelle’s story is told here.” From what we can gather about Crissie’s personal situation, she appears to be a Florida resident who proudly works as a clinical social worker. Crissie currently resides near Fort Myers.