Tag Archives: March 2014

Mississippi Executions: a Pattern of Callous Disregard?

In the days and hours before Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution time last year, the Mississippi Supreme Court was denying him DNA testing and fingerprint comparison, despite there being only circumstantial evidence against him. The state was loud in its … Continue reading

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Danger of Gross Unfairness

Willie Jerome Manning has opposed the State’s request for more time to file its response to his appeal in the 1993 case of two elderly ladies (the Brookville Garden case). He asks the Mississippi Supreme Court to strike any brief filed … Continue reading

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Further Developments in Both Cases

Willie Jerome Manning has won the right to searches for evidence relating to his 1992 case involving two students. On March 6, 2014 the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court sent out seven orders, requiring ‘diligent’ searches to be made for all evidence related … Continue reading

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A Can of Worms in Mississippi

Radley Balko, writing last month in the Washington Post, describes how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently turned down a request for post-conviction relief by a man convicted of murder in Mississippi. Tavares Flaggs was convicted largely … Continue reading

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