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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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Disproportionate Harm

Those wrongly convicted of murder suffer great harm. They may spend years in prison under threat of execution; they may even lose their lives. Far from being perpetrators, they are additional victims of the perpetrators. A report published last year, based … Continue reading

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A Dirty Secret

It is a “dirty secret”, known by few, that the American death penalty system is “specifically engineered to ensure that those who are convicted stay convicted, guilty or not.”[i] This is how it works. Death sentences routinely result from poor defense … Continue reading

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Premeditated Attempted Murder

Willie Manning’s prosecutor, Forrest Allgood, was implicated by a recanting witness (Kevin Lucious) in Willie’s 1993 case: “Luscious said District Attorney Forrest Allgood… told Luscious that he would not charge him with capital murder if he cooperated.” And in Willie’s … Continue reading

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Allgood’s Departure: Good News!

Another year has passed: today it is exactly twenty-one years since Willie Manning first entered death row. This year has been a significant one for Willie. In April charges for his 1993 case were dropped, effectively exonerating him in that … Continue reading

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Prosecutors: Many Bad Apples

The Daily Beast’s series of articles on prosecutors this summer was alarming. This summary gives a taste of the content: “American prosecutors are powerful officials. They have the power to deprive people of their liberty, destroy their reputations, and even take … Continue reading

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False Testimony Amplified

The issue of forensic hair testimony in Willie’s remaining case was clarified last month by D.H. Kaye in three posts on his blog, Forensic Science, Statistics & the Law (see here, here and here). Kaye discussed the errors made by the … Continue reading

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‘Prosecutors hid evidence of innocence’

‘Death row inmate: Prosecutors hid evidence of innocence’, headlines this week’s Clarion Ledger article about the case of Jeffrey Havard, who is held alongside Willie on the Parchman death row. Havard is convicted of inflicting sexual abuse on a baby girl … Continue reading

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“We were paid to lie and say that he did it.”

In the course of the Al Jazeera program, Flawed Forensics (episode 3 in the Al Jazeera series, The System), the documentary team investigates Willie’s second case, involving the murder of two elderly African American women in 1993. The program highlights … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in Both Cases

In April and May 2014 there have been developments in both of Willie Jerome Manning’s cases. In Willie’s 1992 case involving the murders of two students, evidence was found in April during searches at seven locations: the Oktibbeha County Circuit … Continue reading

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