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Hope in Sherwood Brown’s New Trial

Willie Manning must be happy that his fellow death row inmate and African American, Sherwood Brown, has been granted a new trial by the Mississippi Supreme Court. Like Willie, Brown had been pursuing DNA testing; like Willie, he was granted DNA … Continue reading

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You either have it or you don’t.

Three years ago, on May 7 2013, Willie Manning narrowly avoided execution. Tucker Carrington, founding director of the Mississippi Innocence Project and law professor at the University of Mississippi, has expressed what many people feel about Mississippi’s attitude towards Willie: … 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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Back from the Precipice

Last week, an article appeared in The Root reminding us of Willie Manning’s brush with death in May. The article is headlined “The Death Penalty: How Long Will It Survive?” It goes so far as to say: “In some ways, what’s … Continue reading

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No Matter How Big the Lie

As he has done before, Willie Manning is awaiting the court’s decision about whether to allow DNA testing. He must be aware that his life still hangs in the balance; but he probably knows also that his story has now … Continue reading

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Why the Hurry to Kill?

The Mississippi Innocence Project, together with Willie’s brother, has filed a lawsuit to prevent the destruction of the biological evidence and allow DNA and other testing, and ‘determine once and for all who is responsible for this crime’. By reviewing … Continue reading

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Friend of the Court Brief Filed

The Mississippi Innocence Project and Innocence Project New Orleans have filed a friend of the court brief asking for a stay of execution for Willie. They remind the court that his case is exactly the kind where DNA testing could … Continue reading

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