New JC superintendent named December 19, 2014
Barry Scheck did not prove Jones was innocent. He said the trial was bad.
Barry Scheck acknowledged that the hair doesn't prove that Jones was innocent when he was executed. The only thing that Scheck is saying is that there was fault with the trial not that Jones was innocent. Some people will say that Jones was innocent because of the trial but that doesn't say that he didn't commit the murder.
I have tried for 2 weeks to get an answer from the powers to be in Jefferson City as to why we have 12 inmates sitting on death row that have exhausted all their appeals and we are still not executing. This article doesn't answer my question either. We have some inmates that violently murdered their innocent victims as long as 21 years ago and the system allows them all those years to prove their innocence and now they are awaiting execution if our State considers carrying out justice for the families. I know we have law professors, judges and attornies who claim that we could execute an innocent inmate, however, I believe with the advances of DNA today that would not be likely to happen. If anyone is interested they can read what these 12 men did to their victims and some even plead quilty and said what they did. Go to Mo.net and select archives, then select Mo. death row inmates.
Unlike Florida Missouri inmates are out in general population as we do not have a death row like Florida where a death row inmate is in a 6x9 cell 23 out of 24 hours and is outside in a closed in area for the one hour. That is death row.
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