Category Archives: Starkville

A Two-person Crime

A radio blog* recorded the day before Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution in May, 2013, features Vincent Hill, a private investigator and former policeman. Hill re-examined the evidence in Willie’s 1992 case, and found many omissions and inconsistencies. Here David Skato, … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line: “Mr Manning did not get a fair trial.”

Willie Jerome Manning’s oral arguments for his 1993 case were heard in the Mississippi Supreme Court last week (at the time of writing it can still be viewed at the State of Mississippi Judiciary). The case relates to the murders … Continue reading

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One Year Ago: A Highly Biased News Report

On May 7 2013, exactly one year ago, Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution was cancelled with only four hours to spare. Controversy surrounded the Mississippi Supreme Court’s refusal to allow Willie DNA and fingerprint testing; this was heightened when the … 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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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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