TV News LIES

Sunday, Apr 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

E-mail Print PDF

The wrong Carlos executed in TexasA few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case – not one – in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If such an event had occurred … the innocent's name would be shouted from the rooftops."

Scalia may have to eat his words. It is now clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit, and his name – Carlos DeLuna – is being shouted from the rooftops of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. The august journal has cleared its entire spring edition, doubling its normal size to 436 pages, to carry an extraordinary investigation by a Columbia law school professor and his students.

The book sets out in precise and shocking detail how an innocent man was sent to his death on 8 December 1989, courtesy of the state of Texas. Los Tocayos Carlos: An Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution, is based on six years of intensive detective work by Professor James Liebman and 12 students.

Starting in 2004, they meticulously chased down every possible lead in the case, interviewing more than 100 witnesses, perusing about 900 pieces of source material and poring over crime scene photographs and legal documents that, when stacked, stand over 10ft high.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Neo-Nazis, anti-fascist groups descend on Georgia town for competing rallies

Newnan Georgia the scene of the next Charlestown City officials of Newnan, Ga., erected barriers around Greenville Street Park and blocked off several key...

Throw out romaine lettuce, CDC advises as E. coli outbreak spreads

Throw out romaine lettuceAll store-bought romaine lettuce should be discarded because of a nationwide E. coli outbreak, the Centers...

North Korea halts nuclear and missile tests ahead of planned Trump summit

N Korea halts nuclear and missile tests North Korea has said it will end its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles,...

Mattis 'not ruling out' Syria military action after Douma attack

Gen. Mattis says military action not ruled out in syria The United States is not ruling out the use of military force in Syria in response...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!