Guess What, Did you know when the state seeks the death penalty, the Defendant becomes eligible for state money.”

Watch what you wish for, when you don’t want to pick up the tab.
A man was convicted and sentenced to die for the 1978 rape and murder of a 6-year-old child in Chatham County, Georgia, the kind of high-visibility crime that exerts great pressure on police and prosecutors to solve quickly.

On November 6, 1991, after more than eleven years protesting his innocence–watching time forever slip away behind him while it moved him closer and closer to the electric chairThe Man was released. A free man.

It had taken his appellate lawyers, working without pay, that many years to prove that the government’s capital case against their client rested on a foundation of official lies, the knowing use of false testimony, and the willful suppression of evidence in the state’s possession which not only tended to support appellee’s claim of innocence, but which pointed to the guilt of another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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