(B. Purser, "After 29 years in jail, Timothy Johnson is free," Macon Telegraph, December 6, 2013). See Innocence and Arbitrariness. The case illustrates the danger of using the death penalty as a plea-bargaining incentive. Defendants sometimes plead guilty to a crime they did not commit in order to avoid the possibility of a death sentence.
See the next article in the Davis/MacPhail Truth Committee blog, "Democide: Government Murders" at
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