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Once an inmate is executed nothing can be done to make amends if a mistake has been made.

1 The execution of Ledell Lee & fight to prove his innocence | THV11 Archives

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In April 2017, Ledell Lee was executed for the murder of Debra Reese but the fight has continued to prove his innocence.

2 Ledell Lee’s family wants new DNA testing after he was executed

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The Innocence Project, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Arkansas, the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, and Little Rock attorney John Tull will hold a press conference to discuss new information and litigation related to the 2017 Arkansas execution of Ledell Lee.

3 If innocent, Ledell Lee could be 1st wrongful execution in contemporary history

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Ledell Lee’s case still has many unanswered questions, even nearly three years after he was put to death by the state of Arkansas.

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.”

5 Matt Levi Investigates: The Innocence Project

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6 The Fight to Prove an Innocent Man Was Executed

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A new report published by Columbia Law School professor James Liebman and his students aims to clear the name of Carlos DeLuna, who was executed for a murder that he swore he didn’t commit. Ray Suarez speaks with Liebman about the quest to prove DeLuna was innocent and put to death for another man’s crime.
7 – 10 People Who Were Wrongfully Executed

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The law is not always fair and just. For this list, we’re looking at people put to death as a result of shoddy police work, false testimonies, and/or flawed forensic evidence. Our countdown includes Claude Jones, Carlos DeLuna, George Stinney, and more. Which of these wrongful executions upset you the most? Let us know in the comments.

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8 Man in Texas executed by mistake?

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Did Texas state officials convict and execute the wrong man? It’s a question that has haunted one family and a group of law students for years. Some think that police hurried through a sloppy investigation, leaving clear evidence behind. Bob Orr reports.

9 The Wrong Carlos: Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?

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Groundbreaking five-year study questions whether Carlos DeLuna committed a 1983 murder.

10 Innocent Man Executed in Texas

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11 Inside Story Americas – How many innocent people has the US executed

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More than 20 years after Texas executed Carlos DeLuna, a study reveals he was innocent. Support for capital punishment in the US has been on the decline over the last two decades. We take a closer look at the DeLuna case and what it says about capital punishment in the country, and the flaws in its implementation. Guests: Shawn Crowley, Bruce Fein, Richard Dieter.

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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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13 Innocent Man on Texas Death Row set to be executed tonight-1/3

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Texas Death Row Prisoner Faces Execution Tonight for Murder He Didn’t Commit
A thirty-five-year-old man on death row in Texas faces execution tonight for a murder he didn’t commit. Jeff Wood is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6:00 p.m., unless Governor Rick Perry grants him clemency. Wood was an accomplice in a 1996 convenience store robbery. He was sitting in a truck outside when the clerk was shot and killed. The man who pulled the trigger was executed six years ago, but Wood was given a death sentence for the same crime under the Texas law of parties. We go to the prison where Jeff Wood is awaiting death to speak with his wife, mother and father outside. We also speak with Liliana Segura of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. [includes rush transcript]

14 Meet a man who survived death row

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Radford University criminal justice students heard from a man Tuesday who is not supposed to be alive.

15 Innocent People Who Were Executed

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Nothing is fool-proof not even the death penalty! Check out these insane true stories of the justice system executing innocent people by mistake! It is crazy to think that real criminals can get away with crimes, and innocent victims could end up going to jail and wind up serving the death penalty! What happens to an executioner who executes an innocent man? Check out these insane times the death penalty got the wrong guy.

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