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FBI Failed To Disclose ‘Tainted’ Death Row Evidence

Washington (AFP) — Flawed forensic work uncovered 17 years ago was used in the “tainted” convictions of some 60 US death row inmates, at least three of whom have since been executed, an FBI internal report said. The problems were detected by the FBI’s inspector general’s office, which, in a 1997 report, found serious irregularities […]

July 17, 2014

Missouri Death Row Inmate Wins Last-Minute Stay

Washington (AFP) — A death row inmate facing execution Tuesday night won a last-minute stay on the grounds he might be mentally incompetent. But the state of Missouri, where John Middleton, 54, had been scheduled to be put to death for killing three people in 1995, filed an appeal, meaning he could still be executed […]

July 16, 2014

More Than 4 Percent Of Death Row Inmates Wrongly Convicted, Study Says

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A new study argues that more than 4 percent of all defendants who have been sentenced to death — and who remain under threat of execution — are probably innocent. In a paper published this week in the journal PNAS, a team of researchers statistically examined the […]

April 29, 2014