DNA Casts Doubt on Guilt of Executed Man in Texas 10 Years Ago

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    Just imagine being executed for a crime you know you didn't commit.

    DNA test casts doubt on executed Texas man's guilt - Yahoo! News

    By JEFF CARLTON, Associated Press – 27 mins ago
    DALLAS – A DNA test on a strand of hair has cast doubt on the guilt of a Texas man who was executed 10 years ago during George W. Bush's final months as governor for a liquor-store robbery and murder.
    The single hair had been the only piece of physical evidence linking Claude Jones to the crime scene. But the DNA analysis found it did not belong to Jones and instead may have come from the murder victim.
    Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, a New York legal center that uses DNA to exonerate inmates and worked on Jones' case, acknowledged that the hair doesn't prove an innocent man was put to death. But he said the findings mean the evidence was insufficient under Texas law to convict Jones.
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    Barry has always interested me. After the OJ trial and you knew bloody well those defense lawyers sold their souls defending the bastard, Barry has attempted to redeem himself with his Innocence Project.


    I don't think he still can get over letting OJ kill his wife and some poor waiter get off scott free.

    But at least he is trying to make amends.
     

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