Tag Archives: flawed forensics

DNA Profiles: the Latest

An update on the progress of DNA testing in Willie Manning’s case has been issued. The statement refers to hair samples, which we understand to be fragments vacuumed from the floor of Tiffany Miller’s car,* and to other items that are … Continue reading

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“This System’s all a Lie”

Steven Hayne was the medical examiner at Willie Manning’s trial and at many others in Mississippi; he was unqualified and scandalously incompetent (see here and here).  A book just published, “The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice … Continue reading

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DNA Testing: Update

A letter filed on Thursday by Rob Mink, one of Willie Manning’s attorneys, states that 18 hair fragments contained in exhibits from Willie’s Steckler-Miller case are to be tested. The testing is predicted to take about fourteen weeks. The letter reveals … Continue reading

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Delays in DNA Testing

As long ago as August 2016, it seems that Willie Manning and the State were “attempting to reach an agreement on how to proceed with developing a DNA profile from hairs that were used at Mr. Manning’s trial.” A new Mississippi Supreme … Continue reading

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Not Once, but Twice

Right at the end of 2015, Willie Manning’s name again appeared in a national newspaper: the New York Times reminded its readers about his exoneration earlier in the year. The New York Times was wrong to describe the victims in the … Continue reading

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Facing Execution

Exactly two years ago today, on May 7 2013, Willie Manning faced execution. His younger brother, Marshon, must be remembering the turmoil of that day. Interviewed by Joe Berlinger for an Al Jazeera America program in 2014, he describes the … 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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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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