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Category Archives: Penalty phase
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Richard Burdine, who died last month, represented Willie Manning at the penalty phase of his trial. Burdine was an African American lawyer who deserves credit for frequently accepting indigent defendants as clients. He was publicly commended by the Mississippi legislature in … Continue reading
Death Penalty Delays Unconstitutional
Last month Judge Cormac J. Carney in California ruled that the death penalty as applied in that state is unconstitutional. His ruling lifted a sentence of death from Ernest Dewayne Jones on the grounds that whether or not he was executed: … Continue reading
Till I Turn to Dust
Willie Manning’s second conviction (the 1993 murder of two elderly African American ladies, Emmoline Jimmerson and Alberta Jordan) has been very much overshadowed by his recent narrow escape from execution for his first conviction (the 1992 murder of two white … Continue reading
Remember Edwin Hart Turner
For Willie Manning time must be passing slowly: every day has come and gone without a new Order from the Mississippi Supreme Court. He knows only too well that the stay of execution that he has been granted is precarious. … Continue reading
No Matter How Big the Lie
As he has done before, Willie Manning is awaiting the court’s decision about whether to allow DNA testing. He must be aware that his life still hangs in the balance; but he probably knows also that his story has now … Continue reading
Thank You, Everyone!
Through his attorney, Willie extends his thanks to everyone who has supported him. Death Row is a lonely and challenging place, where messages of support can mean the difference between keeping going and giving up. It has helped Willie enormously … Continue reading
He Will See Tomorrow!
The Mississippi State Court has today found that “the Motion to Stay Execution should be granted until further Order of this Court”. While his supporters around the world are celebrating, Willie will go back to his regular cell and regular routine. … Continue reading
Judges Engineered Willie’s Predicament
Judges in Willie Manning’s case engineered their DNA test refusal by considering only damning prosecution evidence, departing from practice in other cases. Prosecution evidence is by its nature unlikely to be anything other than damning: in any legal case an … Continue reading
Why the Hurry to Kill?
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 … Continue reading
Will the USA Think the Unthinkable?
Governor Bryant is faced with an important and difficult decision: by 6 p.m. on May 7 he must decide whether to halt Willie’s execution or allow him to die. But the USA also has an important and difficult decision to … Continue reading