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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:01 AM
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86. I'm sure she does.
Edited on Thu Sep-22-11 04:10 AM by AngryOldDem
However, belief doesn't necessarily equate to fact, and that a mistake wasn't made. Seven witnesses recanted their testimony, and even the state has raised doubts about the ballistic evidence. One juror has said her decision would have been different had she known about the state of that evidence. Another witness has fled Georgia for her life because she says she knows who did kill McPhail.

If the state is going to take a life in the name of society, and for the supposed safety of society, there should be NO reasonable doubt about the guilt of the condemned. And to any casual observer, there was certainly enough questionable evidence here to merit a new trial, or at the very least, commute the sentence to life without parole.

I empathize with the McPhail family -- they want the person who killed their son to pay for the crime. Completely understandable. But justice MUST be served as well, and that point should not be lost here.
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