[QUOTE=danarhea;1059096831]Here we go again. Another day, and another innocent man found to have been murdered by the State of Texas, and another day that my stance against the death penalty is affirmed.
Hold on. Barry Scheke, of the Innocence Project, has stated that the hair evidence does not prove that this man was innocent; it only proves that the evidence was insufficient for this crime and for this instance of the death penalty being imposed.
While I agree that the evidence and the total handling of this case MAY have lead to the unmerited execution of an innocent man, you also have to remember that even the guilty of the most heinous of crimes will do anything to avoid conviction, let alone the death penalty, and claim innocence. Guilty people have been known to roll the dice on DNA evidence. We have to stand by those results, but those results do not always guarantee that the person was innocent.
It's an irreversible sentence; we all know that. Nor do I support the death penalty, in case one may ask.