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PumpkinAle

(1,210 posts)
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 08:53 AM Nov 2015

Missouri supreme court rules to dismiss death row inmate's murder convictions

Source: The Guardian

Missouri supreme court rules to dismiss death row inmate's murder convictions
Reggie Clemons will be removed from death row, as judges ruled evidence was suppressed in 1991 case though state must now decide whether to retry him

This has made my day.

(Didn't see when I searched for article on DU, but if duplicate please delete - I'm off to work).

Happy TG everyone!

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/25/missouri-death-row-reggie-clemons-convictions-dismissed



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Missouri supreme court rules to dismiss death row inmate's murder convictions (Original Post) PumpkinAle Nov 2015 OP
But it was a near thing Kelvin Mace Nov 2015 #1
Those three must be republicans. joshdawg Nov 2015 #2
...or former prosecutors. Chakab Nov 2015 #3
...and without respect to guilt or innocence, as well. Iggo Nov 2015 #5
If the prosecutors suppresssed evidence..... Uben Nov 2015 #4
 

Kelvin Mace

(17,469 posts)
1. But it was a near thing
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 09:15 AM
Nov 2015

the decision was 4-3. Despite all the overwhelming evidence of criminal misconduct by police and prosecution, three judges wanted the man dead.

 

Chakab

(1,727 posts)
3. ...or former prosecutors.
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 09:23 AM
Nov 2015

A lot of prosecutors believe fervently in finality of the process irrespective of political affiliation.

Uben

(7,719 posts)
4. If the prosecutors suppresssed evidence.....
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 09:49 AM
Nov 2015

...have they been charged with obstruction? This shit has got to stop, and it will not until people are held accountable. If prosecutors are willing to let a man go to prison just so they can win a case, then they are guilty of obstruction, and should go to prison themselves!

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