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A Timetable for Testing

Judge Howard of the Oktibbeha County Court has set limits to the time to be spent on DNA testing for Willie Manning’s remaining case. The judge has issued a Scheduling Order, which sets out a timetable to be followed both by … Continue reading

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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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Why was there no Blood?

A radio blog recorded on the eve of Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution in May, 2013, is illuminating: a private investigator and former policeman re-examines the evidence in Willie’s 1992 case, finding many omissions and inconsistencies.* The investigator on the … Continue reading

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How Would Willie Have Gotten Home?

Ex-policeman, Vincent Hill, has grave concerns about the police investigation that followed the murders of which Willie Manning is convicted. Hill believes that the murders of two Mississippi State University students had the stamp of a crime of passion, as opposed … Continue reading

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A Crime of Passion

The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked Willie Manning’s lawyer and the Attorney General’s office for “an update on the DNA screening and testing results in [Willie’s remaining] case”. So far this has not been forthcoming. However, the authors of The … Continue reading

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Willie’s DNA Profile Requested

Today it is exactly two years – 730 long days – since a mandate from the Mississippi Supreme Court allowed Willie Manning to pursue his request for DNA testing and fingerprint comparison. For Willie the two years must have seemed interminable. … 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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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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I Could Have…

Willie Jerome Manning has had more developments in both his cases. In his 1992 case involving the murders of two students, searches of seven areas were scheduled to be made on April 16 2014. In his 1993 case involving the … Continue reading

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