Even if he had been found actually innocent, his execution would have been perfectly legal.
20 years of appeals would have uncovered such, which does not exist.
Something to be said for that.
No one says anything government is infallible.
In the modern era, death penalty has been 99.6% accurate, with guilty findings, with all of the actually innocent released.
Allegedly, OK law, actually, does not allow a future governor from commuting, again, or pardoning, as per multiple interviews.
When the cops do that, the prosecutor, the defense counsel and the judge and then the appellate judges can stop it.
Nothing n the apellate record found that such happened in the Jones case,whereby Jones lost allappelas,for 20 years.
get oudda heah with that CRT nunsince /s
Our justice system is really fucked up. The reasonable doubt bar has not only been cleared in this case, innocence has been all but verified.
Disturbingly, even if he were proven innocent, "actual innocence" does not necessarily mean getting out of prison in the United States, or even not being executed. That's why there are people sitting behind bars right now for crimes other people have not only confessed to, but for which they have already served their time and been released.
This is just mind-blowingly fucked up. If facts come to light that somebody didn't do the crime they're imprisoned for, they should automatically be released because anything less makes no goddamn sense.
EDIT: They should also be very generously compensated by the state for their suffering.
1) What is the source for that suspiciously specific "99.6% accurate"?
2) It's "pretty good" unless you're one of the people who get put to death "inaccurately."
Execution should be extremely rare.
Is he open now to any civil suits?
I have a sneaky hunch this judge left some openings.DOJ double checking and taking a case, ... or not.Would take unwanted attention away from him.
State sanctioned murder, brutalizes society.It's part of how we got here in the first place.We ought better to teach respect for life.
Oh please. The appeals courts are a joke. They value finality
Governors have no authority to limit appeals. That is a matter for the courts.