January 09, 2009
The state of Texas is about to execute an innocent man

Even as DNA evidence has freed numerous wrongly convicted men, mostly from Dallas but some from Houston, the official party line in Texas, from former Governor Bush to current Governor Perry, has always been that the state has never executed a provably innocent inmate. As things stand today, I believe that will change on January 27. Go read this story about Larry Swearingen and Melissa Trotter, the woman he could not have murdered, and see if you don't agree. And get enraged all over again at the corrupt, obscene travesty known as the Court of Criminal Appeals and its utter indifference to justice.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 09, 2009 to Crime and Punishment

If someone doesn't overturn this case, then I predict the death penalty itself will be repealed within the next decade or so. Even a death-penalty favoring public will not tolerate the execution of an obviously innocent man.

Posted by: blank on January 10, 2009 3:44 PM
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