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4 Wrong Man Executed In Ark.? New DNA Evidence Casts Doubt On Ledell Lee’s Guilt 4 Yrs After Execution
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In 1995, an Arkansas jury convicted and sentenced a Black man to death for the murder of his white neighbor.
Ledell Lee, who maintained his innocence, was executed in 2017.
Now four years after his death, a new test requested by the ACLU and The Innocence Project proves Lee’s DNA was not on the evidence, a wooden club or a bloody shirt found at the crime scene.
The test results found DNA of an “unknown male” and fingerprints that did not match Lee’s.
During the trial, prosecutors relied on eyewitness testimony from Reese’s neighbors, who said they saw Lee walking around the neighborhood the morning of her murder.
Lee and his attorneys filed multiple appeals and requested to have DNA analysis conducted on blood and hair recovered from the scene but were unsuccessful.
The state denied the ACLU and Innocence Project’s request for a DNA test days before Lee’s execution.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement about the DNA results.
“The courts consistently rejected Ledell Lee’s frivolous claims because the evidence demonstrated beyond any shadow of a doubt that he murdered Debra Reese by beating her to death inside her home with a tire thumper. After 20 years, I am prayerful that Debra’s family has had closure following his lawful execution in 2017.”
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12 Remembering Troy Davis: Questions Remain Over if Georgia Executed Innocent Man One Year Ago
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DemocracyNow.org – One year ago today, the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis for a crime many believe he did not commit. He was put to death on Sept. 21, 2011, despite major doubts about evidence used to convict him of killing police officer Mark MacPhail, including the recantation of seven of the nine non-police witnesses. As the world watched to see whether Davis’s final appeal for a stay of execution would be granted by the U.S. Supreme Court, Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds in Jackson, Georgia. During our six-hour special report, we spoke with Davis’s supporters and family members who held an all-day vigil, then heard from those who witnessed his death by lethal injection at 11:08 p.m.
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