Category Archives: execution

Lethal Deadlines

Question: When does a deadline become a ‘dead’ line? Answer: When the deadline in question is the crucial one that allows death row inmates to appeal their state convictions in federal courts. If defense attorneys miss this deadline it can … Continue reading

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Twenty Wasted Years

Today, November 10 2014, is a significant landmark for Willie Jerome Manning: on this day it is twenty years since he first entered Mississippi’s death row. When he was taken onto death row the first official White House website had just … Continue reading

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The World has Lost a Wonderful Child

In the Al Jazeera America program featuring Willie Manning (Flawed Forensics, episode 3 of  the series, The System),  the director, Joe Berlinger, decides that to be balanced and fair he should interview family members of one victim of the crimes for … Continue reading

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Willie’s Voice: “This System is Broken.”

The long awaited Al Jazeera America program (Flawed Forensics, episode 3 of  the series, The System), featuring Willie Manning, was broadcast in the USA on Sunday 1 June. The overall focus is the uncovering of systemic flaws in the FBI’s … Continue reading

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Mississippi Executions: a Pattern of Callous Disregard?

In the days and hours before Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution time last year, the Mississippi Supreme Court was denying him DNA testing and fingerprint comparison, despite there being only circumstantial evidence against him. The state was loud in its … Continue reading

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A Final List of Evidence

Willie Manning’s lawyers have 30 days from 31 January 2014 to reach agreement with the prosecution about exactly which items should be tested for DNA and fingerprints. The items in question relate to Willie’s 1992 case involving two students, Jon Steckler … Continue reading

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A Good Start to 2014!

Willie Manning’s request for DNA testing and fingerprint analysis was heard on Friday, January 31 2014 at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. Willie’s request relates to his 1992 case involving the murders of two students, Jon Steckler and Tiffany Miller. … 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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Mock Executions

For Willie Jerome Manning the waiting continues: in both his cases there are new deadlines for lawyers to meet. In the case of the two students, the State has been granted additional time to file a response to his request … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Documentary

Willie Jerome Manning is to be the subject of a documentary by Al Jazeera scheduled for broadcast later this year. In May, Al Jazeera sent a team to Mississippi to interview one of Willie’s attorneys and a local social activist, … Continue reading

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