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A Travesty of Justice

22 years ago, the conviction of Willie Manning for the murder of two students caused anger in the local community, who believed racism had influenced the verdict. On November 19, 1994, the Oktibbeha County NAACP sponsored a protest march* to … Continue reading

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I Can’t Breathe

On recent letters from Willie Jerome Manning the envelopes have carried a message from him: “I can’t breathe”. These, the repeated last words of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man killed in July in a police chokehold, have become a … Continue reading

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Local NAACP group highlighted racism

In 1994 the Oktibbeha County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organized a march in support of Willie Manning. They expressed their belief that racism had played a part in securing Willie’s conviction for … Continue reading

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Murder victim’s sister feels execution wouldn’t help

Suzanne Steckler, sister of murder victim Jon Steckler, is reported to have said “(An execution) doesn’t bring our brother back. Because of that, we don’t wish that ill will on anyone else’s family. I don’t believe (Manning’s) death helps us … Continue reading

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Willie Manning support video and soundtrack now available

You can now download from this site a video and soundtrack featuring the song, ‘Ain’t you got a right to the tree of life?’ created to support Willie Manning. Please feel free to share these with your friends and family.

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Execution Date Opposed

Willie has opposed the setting of a date for his execution, citing important issues that he wants to raise.

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