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Tue May 7, 2013, 05:04 PM

Death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning gets reprieve

Source: The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)

The Mississippi Supreme Court has indefinitely delayed Tuesday evening's planned execution of Willie Jerome Manning, who was scheduled to die for the 1992 slayings of two college students.

Manning was originally scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT at the state prison in Parchman. But as the execution time loomed, the high court said the execution should be delayed until it rules further on the case.

The bodies of Mississippi State University students Jon Steckler and Tiffany Miller were found in rural Oktibbeha County in December 1992. They had been shot to death. Manning was convicted in 1994. Prosecutors said Manning was arrested after he tried to sell some items belonging to the victims.

The FBI has said in recent days that there were errors in agents' testimony about ballistics tests and hair analysis in the case.

Read more: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130507/NEWS/130507027/Death-row-inmate-Willie-Jerome-Manning-gets-reprieve

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alp227 May 2013 OP
Mnemosyne May 2013 #1
angstlessk May 2013 #2
2ndAmForComputers May 2013 #3
L0oniX May 2013 #4
laserhaas May 2013 #5
laserhaas May 2013 #6
8 track mind May 2013 #7
laserhaas May 2013 #8
Hassin Bin Sober May 2013 #9

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:13 PM

1. K&R nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:53 PM

2. Gotta kick it too..

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 06:01 PM

3. What a relief. K&R.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 07:29 PM

4. K & R

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:36 AM

5. Thanks for posting this issue

We have so many states that have banned the Death Penalty.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the country would make it ubiquitous!

Here's the HuffPo story on the case
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-hayes/last-minute-justice_b_3233435.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:40 AM

6. It is amazing how courts can be so obtuse to facts, science and reality

Manning was convicted on erroneous testimony from less than credible sources.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/05/willie-manning_n_3218624.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 01:19 AM

7. get a load of this shit:

from the article:

"The high court voted eight to one, with Justice Mike Randolph objecting."

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"Randolph, in his written objection to the stay, said Manning’s defense has had years to deal with hair and ballistics evidence and that the issues were dealt with “in a long string of litigation in state and federal courts.”

Randolph also strongly criticized the DOJ for working with the Innocence Project and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in their evaluations.

“I should not be surprised,” Randolph wrote, “given that the families of victims of the clandestine ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running operation can’t get the Department of Justice to identify the decision makers (whose actions resulted in the death of a border agent and many others) after years of inquiry, and that this is the same Department of Justice that grants and enforces Miranda warnings to foreign enemy combatants.”

You have got to be fucking shitting me......

Let me explain some thing to you Mr. Randolph (aka "asshat in a robe") the DOJ gets involved when they feel they have a legitimate case

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Response to 8 track mind (Reply #7)

Wed May 8, 2013, 02:03 AM

8. Leave it to an ass-wipe justice to equate doing the right thing for an indigent

prisoner - with doing the wrong thing everywhere else.

Why not simply blame Manning for the other Manning and take him out back and shoot him?

Shheeessshhh

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Response to 8 track mind (Reply #7)

Wed May 8, 2013, 04:51 AM

9. Wow! Unbelievable.

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