Troy Davis was convicted of shooting and murdering a police officer in Savannah, Georgia, despite glaring holes in the prosecutions arguments. He is now on death row, with an execution date as early as September 11th. He is one of thousands who face execution for crimes they may not have committed.
The emergence of DNA testing, and the ability to use the science of the body’s cells to solve crimes, has been a great help. However, in the past decades, DNA evidence wasn’t available.
Gov. Haley Barbour met Thursday (23rd Dec 2010) with the NAACP, a day after he suspended the double life sentences for Jamie and Gladys Scott, sisters who have spent years in prison for a robbery that netted $11.00.
Debra Jean Milke was detained on Arizona’s death row for nearly 20 years, largely because a police detective said she confessed to plotting her 4-year-old son’s murder.
On the morning of June 11, 2001, on a quiet suburban Kansas City street, twenty-two-year-old Byron Case was dragged from his bed by a tactical police unit. He did not know it at the time, but he was being arrested for murder.
Relatives of Akmal Shaikh have made their first public criticism of the British government’s failed efforts to prevent his execution by China yesterday.
New Report Shows that Cameron Todd Willingham, executed in Texas in 2004, was Innocent. “There can no longer be any doubt that an innocent person has been executed.The question now turns to how we can stop it from happening again”
This is a segment from CNN Saturday Night. Rick Sanchez explores the reasons behind the wide disparity in the number of women vs. men given the death penalty in the United States.