Tag Archives: Willie Fly Manning

Willie’s DNA Profile Requested

Today it is exactly two years – 730 long days – since a mandate from the Mississippi Supreme Court allowed Willie Manning to pursue his request for DNA testing and fingerprint comparison. For Willie the two years must have seemed interminable. … 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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Lethal Deadlines

Question: When does a deadline become a ‘dead’ line? Answer: When the deadline in question is the crucial one that allows death row inmates to appeal their state convictions in federal courts. If defense attorneys miss this deadline it can … Continue reading

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Death Row Inmates: Diminished Culpability

Willie Jerome Manning is yet again waiting for developments in both his cases. As he waits, he is in close proximity to his fellow inmates, and may well be aware of many who are extremely vulnerable. A study published in June, … Continue reading

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New Google Translate Button

The justice4willie website can now be translated from English into 81 languages, using the Google Translate button (low down in the right hand column of the home page of justice4willie). This feature will be increasingly useful as visitors from more … Continue reading

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FBI Hair Analysis: Favoring the Prosecution

‘Flawed Forensics’, episode 3 of the Al Jazeera America series, ‘The System’, is about what is termed ‘an FBI scandal of manipulated forensic evidence that may have led to thousands of wrongful convictions over the past three decades’. We hear from … 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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Mississippi, we have a problem.

The Michelle Byrom case is starting to raise serious questions in Mississippi. Although Michelle was eventually – and unusually – granted a new trial, she also came very close to being executed. Amazingly, her conviction was for hiring as a … 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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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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