Category Archives: conviction

New Google Translate Button

The justice4willie website can now be translated from English into 81 languages, using the Google Translate button (low down in the right hand column of the home page of justice4willie). This feature will be increasingly useful as visitors from more … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in Both Cases

In April and May 2014 there have been developments in both of Willie Jerome Manning’s cases. In Willie’s 1992 case involving the murders of two students, evidence was found in April during searches at seven locations: the Oktibbeha County Circuit … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera: Program due June 1

A new TV program featuring Willie Jerome Manning is scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday June 1 2014 (USA times: 9E/6P). The program is an episode in the Al Jazeera America series, The System, which sets out to examine the state … Continue reading

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Danger of Gross Unfairness

Willie Jerome Manning has opposed the State’s request for more time to file its response to his appeal in the 1993 case of two elderly ladies (the Brookville Garden case). He asks the Mississippi Supreme Court to strike any brief filed … Continue reading

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A Judge Sits on his Leather Chair

As so many times before, Willie Jerome Manning is waiting. He is waiting to find out whether the State approves the items that he wants to have tested for DNA and fingerprints, to provide evidence for his case of the … Continue reading

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Oktibbeha Court Hearing: Time Set

Willie’s request for DNA testing and fingerprint analysis is due to be heard at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court in Starkville, Mississippi. His request relates to his 1992 case of two students, … Continue reading

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Symptoms of a Wrongful Conviction

Last month the Mississippi Supreme Court  received two Amicus Curiae (Friends of the Court) briefs in connection with one of Willie Jerome Manning’s cases, the 1993 case involving two elderly ladies. The briefs, from the Innocence Network and the National Registry … Continue reading

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A Troubling Pattern of Wrongful Convictions

In a brief filed with the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Director of the National Registry of Exonerations provides guidance for the judges considering Willie Manning’s 1993 case. As well as focusing on Willie’s case, the guidance highlights this shocking fact: “…death … Continue reading

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Developments in both cases

Over the holiday period Willie Jerome Manning will be able to consider recent developments in both his cases. Regarding the case of the two students, on December 16 the State filed its response to Willie’s request for DNA testing and … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Documentary: Update

The Al Jazeera documentary featuring Willie Jerome Manning is now due to be broadcast in the spring. Willie’s story will be told during one episode of a series called “The System”; the episode will focus on the FBI review of forensic … Continue reading

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