The Mississippi Innocence Project, together with Willie’s brother, has filed a lawsuit to prevent the destruction of the biological evidence and allow DNA and other testing, and ‘determine once and for all who is responsible for this crime’.
By reviewing only the prosecution evidence, the 5 majority judges reached their inevitable conclusion that there is sufficient evidence of guilt without the need for the testing of DNA evidence. Yet it appears that it will be tested at some stage anyway, whether Willie is alive or not. The obvious question then, is why the hurry to kill him? Why invite the utter incredulity of the rest of the world, when a short wait will avoid this?
Let us hope that Governor Bryant is aware of this question too.