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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-12 12:17 AM
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Columbia law article says Texas executed the wrong Carlos
Makes the sane among us wonder how many other innocent people were put to death in Texas. They seem to be proud of the number they execute. But, what the hell...one Carlos is as good as another.


"This spring, the editorial board at the Columbia Human Rights Law Review dedicated its final issue of the year to one article about two men named Carlos. Carlos DeLuna, the authors believe, was executed in Texas for a crime committed by Carlos Hernandez, who looked so much like him that one of their sisters confused the two in a photograph.

"Los Tocayos Carlos," which runs 451 pages and is available for free online, details the stabbing death of Wanda Lopez, a 24-year-old assistant manager at a gas station in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The article, which took six years, one professor and 12 students to produce, reads like a true-crime novel. It begins: Wanda Lopez died at work at a Sigmor Shamrock gas station in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 4, 1983. She was twenty-four. Wandas only brother, Richard Vargas, heard her say her last words, but they gave him no solace or peace. They just made him angry.

There were two Carloses in the vicinity that night. An eye witness to the crime identified Carlos DeLuna as the man who had wrestled with Wanda Lopez, even though his clothes did not match the witness' original description..."

More: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/16/11724653-c...


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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-12 01:35 AM
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1. Don't tell Republicans. They'll only applaud.
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