Tag Archives: Oktibbeha County Circuit Court

Two Unqualifed Attorneys

In Willie Manning’s 1992 case, the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court had great difficulty performing its duty to appoint a post-conviction attorney who was qualified for capital cases. The court ignored Willie’s own choice of attorney, who was suitably qualified. Instead … Continue reading

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A Terrible Old Rule

Samuel Gross wrote an amicus brief[i] in support of Willie Manning for his concluded case from 1993 (Jimmerson-Jordan murders). This summer Gross, writing more generally, highlighted “a terrible old rule that has done great harm to the accuracy of criminal … Continue reading

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DNA Testing: Semen Found

The results of preliminary DNA testing in Willie Manning’s Steckler-Miller case were made public yesterday. The results, given in a letter from a Senior Forensic DNA Analyst at the Cellmark Forensics Dallas Lab, are as follows: Rape kit Three swabs were tested … 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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Doubt Cast on Officials’ Integrity

At last Willie Manning has only one death penalty case to fight! On Monday, April 20 2015, a Mississippi judge signed an Order of Nolle Prosequi (not wanting to prosecute) for Willie’s Brookville Garden case involving the murders of two elderly … 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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Oktibbeha Court Hearing: Time Set

Willie’s request for DNA testing and fingerprint analysis is due to be heard at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court in Starkville, Mississippi. His request relates to his 1992 case of two students, … Continue reading

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Mock Executions

For Willie Jerome Manning the waiting continues: in both his cases there are new deadlines for lawyers to meet. In the case of the two students, the State has been granted additional time to file a response to his request … Continue reading

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Paying Attention to Fingerprints

On November 10, Willie Jerome Manning completed 19 years on Mississippi death row. Two days earlier, Kash Delano Register  was released after spending 34 years in prison in California for a murder that he did not commit, after a witness admitted … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Make Sense – A Policeman’s View

November is likely to be a busy month for Willie Manning’s attorneys. By the middle of this month they will be able to read the State’s response to Willie’s request for DNA testing and fingerprint comparison.* Meanwhile, they must also … Continue reading

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