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TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY IS TIRED OF EXECUTING THE INNOCENT HE WANTS 2 RUN 4 U.S. SENATE

u.s. tea party needs 2 tell texas governor rick perry to stop executing our innocent poorer americans 4 political sport ...
AMERICAN TEA PARTY NEEDS 2 TELL TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY TO STOP EXECUTING OUR INNOCENT POORER AMERICANS 4 POLITICAL SPORT ...
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LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS
Date Created
14 Jan 2011
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14 Jan 2011 02:25:46 AM
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IT APPEARS THAT GOVERNOR RICK PERRY'S TEXAS EXECUTES THE INNOCENT 4 SPORT...PRESIDENT OBAMA
TEXAS & IT'S GOVERNOR RICK PERRY LEADS U.S. IN WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS ...

NELSON MANDELA~ PLEASE REMEMBER INNOCENT POOR TEXAS PRISON INMATES ON GOVERNOR RICK PERRY'S DEATH ROW DO NOT HAVE 24 YEARS TO WAIT 4 THEIR FUTURE LEADER ....

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS CONTINUES TO PLAY THE BLAME GAME ON WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS IN TEXAS ....

TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY PLEASE DO NOT CONTINUE TO BLAME OTHERS ON YOUR STATES INHUMANE WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS OF THE INNOCENT....THE BUCK STOPS ON YOUR DESK ...

WHAT DO WE DO NELSON MANDELA WITH THIS INHUMANE GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS ???

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY~DO YOU THINK NELSON MANDELA HAS EVER HEARD OF THIS COLORLESS APARTHEID SITUATION OF OUR AMERICAN POOR IN YOUR TEXAS PRISONS ???

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DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER

Recent DNA tests raise serious doubts about the conviction of a man executed in Texas in 2000. The tests revealed that a strand of hair found at the scene of a liquor-store shooting did not belong to Claude Jones, as was originally implied by the prosecution. Instead, the hair belonged to the victim. Jones was executed for the murder of the store's owner.

The strand of hair was the only piece of physical evidence that placed Jones at the scene of the crime, and this revelation raises the question of whether Texas executed the wrong person for the murder. Before his execution in 2000, Jones's lawyers filed petitions for a stay with both a district court and with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, requesting that the strand of hair be submitted for DNA testing.

The necessary DNA technology had not been developed at the time the crime in 1989, but was available in 2000. Both courts, along with then-Governor George W. Bush, denied Jones a stay of execution. Apparently, Gov. Bush was not even informed by his clemency advisors about the request for the DNA test. Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, said "The DNA results prove that testimony about the hair sample on which this entire case rests was just wrong. Unreliable forensic science and a completely inadequate post-conviction review process cost Claude Jones his life."

In 2007, the Innocence Project, along with the Texas Observer, the Innocence Project of Texas and the Texas Innocence Network filed a lawsuit to obtain the hair for DNA testing. This year, Judge Paul Murphy ruled in favor of the Observer and the innocence groups and ordered prosecutors to turn over the evidence for DNA testing. Duane Jones, Claude Jones's son, said, "Knowing that these DNA results support his innocence means so much to me, my son in the military and the rest of my family.

I hope these results will serve as a wakeup call to everyone that serious problems exist in the criminal justice system that must be fixed if our society is to continue using the death penalty." Jones was one of the last inmates executed before Gov. Bush left office to become President.

(D. Mann, "Texas Observer Exclusive: DNA Tests Undermine Evidence in Texas Execution," Texas Observer, November 11, 2010).

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