Texas Undermines the American Judicial System. Again.

He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report out Tuesday found.

Even “all the relatives of both Carloses mistook them,” and DeLuna was sentenced to death and executed based only on eyewitness accounts despite a range of signs he was not a guilty man, said law professor James Liebman.

via Wrong man was executed in Texas, probe says – Yahoo! News.

A couple of things… a JURY, not absolute evidence, determines the fate of a person. It is better than no Jury, but it is still based on the gullibility of people.

Second, in Texas, the verdict matters. This is essential in understand the Texan judicial system.

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  1. Carlos DeLuna: Another False Innocence Claim?
    Dudley Sharp

    No one can, responsibly, accept what the Liebman/DeLuna report says, without fully fact checking it, as well as evaluating bias.

    However, we can review the previous record of both Liebman and the anti death penalty movement and assert that a healthy skepticism would be merited and wise.

    What happened when folks took the time to fact check Liebman’s prior opus, “A Broken System”? Take a look.

    “A Broken Study: A Review of ‘A Broken System”
    http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2009/10/broken-study-review-of-broken-system.html

    Any good anti death penalty defense counsel, as Liebman, can make a convincing case, absent the prosecution’s case and rebuttal. That is all we have, now.

    Possibly, at some point, this report will be fact checked, as these were:

    “The Innocent Executed: Deception & Death Penalty Opponents”
    http://homicidesurvivors.com/2009/10/08/the-innocent-executed-deception–death-penalty-opponents–draft.aspx

    This is the perfect storm for anti death penalty folks. Both the “innocent” and “guilty” parties are dead and an, often,way too eager press plays defense mouthpiece for an anti death penalty report.

    Am I saying that this newest Liebman report is total BS, just another anti death penalty tome whereby the conclusions can either be easily rebutted or that stronger positions can be made for guilt, with a thorough review, as was the case with many prior such cases?

    No. But anyone would be a fool not to consider that possibility.

    Time will tell.

    and

    MORE ON DELUNA

    “The DeLuna Deception: At the Death House Door” Can Rev. Carroll Pickett be trusted?”
    http://homicidesurvivors.com/2009/01/30/fact-checking-is-very-welcome.aspx

    “Those closest to Carlos DeLuna case say Columbia Human Rights study doesn’t raise new questions”,
    http://www.caller.com/news/2012/may/16/those-closest-to-carlos-deluna-case-say-columbia/

    “Report questioning execution doesn’t sway lawyers”, MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press, May 16, 2012
    http://www.chron.com/news/article/Report-questioning-execution-doesn-t-sway-lawyers-3564112.php

    FALSE INNOCENT CLAIMS

    See Section B. The false innocence claims by anti death penalty activists are both blatant and legendary

    within

    “The Death Penalty: Saving More Innocent Lives”
    http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2012/03/death-penalty-saving-more-innocent.html

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