Tag Archives: Exculpatory evidence

A Terrible Old Rule

Samuel Gross wrote an amicus brief[i] in support of Willie Manning for his concluded case from 1993 (Jimmerson-Jordan murders). This summer Gross, writing more generally, highlighted “a terrible old rule that has done great harm to the accuracy of criminal … Continue reading

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Richard Glossip: Tenuous, Untrustworthy Evidence of Guilt

Richard Glossip is scheduled to be executed in Oklahoma on Wednesday (September 16, 2015). One of his current attorneys, Don Knight, has described his trial in marketing terms: “Basically, you’ve got prosecution trying to sell their product [Glossip’s responsibility for … Continue reading

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A Real Exoneration

Well done, Columbus Dispatch, for turning out a well-balanced article by Carl Smith about Willie Manning last month! Smith summarized the information in the legal documents that led to Willie’s exoneration in his 1993 case, and provided links so readers could … 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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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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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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The Burden of Innocence

Today it is exactly two months since the scheduled execution date for Willie Jerome Manning. Then, the very real possibility of Willie losing his life focused our attention and spurred us on to read articles and sign petitions. The FBI … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour (Since 2001)

In letters sent to us during May, Willie Manning has referred gratefully to the support that he received when he was at his most vulnerable: “It’s difficult for me to even wrap my mind around the support that we got … Continue reading

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Another Astonishing Ruling

On March 2, Willie Manning submitted a post-hearing memorandum challenging the constitutional validity of his convictions for the murders of two elderly ladies at their apartment in Brooksville Garden in 1993. This is the second of Willie’s two cases, and … Continue reading

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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

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