Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Capital punishment; police misconduct; racism.]

"Unfortunately, the flaws in the system that wrongfully convicted and executed DeLuna—faulty eyewitness testimony, shoddy legal representation and prosecutorial misconduct—continue to send innocent men to their death today."—From a statement accompanying "Los Tocayos Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution," a report produced by Columbia School of Law Professor James Liebman and five of his students after nearly five years of investigation into the arrest, conviction, and eventual execution of Carlos DeLuna for the February 1983 murder of Wanda Lopez in Corpus Christi, Texas.

DeLuna was, in fact, not guilty of the crime. He was executed by lethal injection in 1989 following a "hasty trial."

[H/T to @bradplumer.]

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