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The Puzzle of Jordan’s Strange Testimony

Earl Jordan, was a key witness at Willie Manning’ Steckler-Miller trial: he told the court that he heard Willie confessing that both he and Jessie ‘One Wing’ Lawrence had committed the murders. Jordan recanted his trial testimony a few years … Continue reading

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The Validation of Lies*

At Willie Manning’s Steckler-Miller trial, Earl Jordan was the only witness who testified that Willie had confessed to committing the murders. But there were huge problems with Jordan’s credibility. Willie’s “confession”, as recounted by Jordan, involved the highly improbable scenario … Continue reading

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Frank Parker: Snitch Testimony

At the trial where Willie Manning was convicted of murdering two students, Frank Parker testified that he had overheard Willie saying he “sold the gun on the street”. Thus Willie was linked to the murders, and specifically to the missing … Continue reading

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Testimony Procured Unfairly

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan investigated both Willie Manning’s cases: in both cases he enlisted and managed state witnesses by unfair means. 1993 Jimmerson-Jordan case Bryan, together with Starkville Police Captain David Lindley, asked Kevin Lucious to sign a false … Continue reading

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The Connection with Lynchings

The Movement for Black Lives’ new policy platform is clear about the death penalty’s racism: “The death penalty in the U.S. was designed to bring lynching into the courtroom and has targeted Blacks and other people of color and poor … 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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“Willie wouldn’t bust a grape.”

Today Willie Jerome Manning is 48. This is his 23rd birthday on death row. When Willie was a child there was little money to celebrate birthdays. A childhood friend of his family, David Skato, recalls the ‘poverty stricken’ community where they … 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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More Propaganda against Willie

It’s happened again – Willie Manning has been the victim of extremely negative media propaganda within Mississippi. Ignoring the Mississippi Supreme Court’s ruling that the state suppressed significant, potentially exculpatory evidence at Willie’s trial for his 1993 case, a Mississippi journalist … Continue reading

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