Friday, June 27, 2014

Paul Hildwin Gets New Trial in FL

Florida Supreme Court overturned Paul Hildwin's death sentence in the 1985 Hernando murder.

Prosecutors in Paul Hildwin's original trial relied heavily on now-outdated scientific evidence that claimed to show semen and sweat found at the crime scene likely came from Hildwin, the court's ruling said. Modern DNA testing not only disproved this, but demonstrated the samples belonged to William Haverty, the boyfriend of the victim, 42-year-old Vronzettie Cox.

"We cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that a significant pillar of the State's case, as presented to the jury, has collapsed and that this same evidence actually supports the defense," the court said in a 5-2 majority ruling.

"We vacate Hildwin's conviction for first-degree murder, vacate his death sentence, and remand for a new trial."
FL Sup. Ct. Orders New Trial for Man Facing Death

The Innocence Project Understand the Causes for Wrongful Convictions

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Anti-DP article by Mary Neal, director of
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Marcus Ellons' Georgia Execution - First Since Lockett in OK

The below post at Google+ was wrongly dated December 31, 1969, a date before personal computers or Google existed. I don't know if that means stalkers slate the post for invisibility or not. It regards a Georgia execution that occurred on June 17, 2014, the first since the botched Oklahoma execution of Lockett in April.

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Shared publicly  -  Dec 31, 1969
Georgia executioners had a big night on June 17. They murdered fifty-nine-year-old Marcus Wellons, an inmate convicted of rape and murder. He was the first person to be executed in the U.S. since the botched lethal injection of Lockett in OK in April.
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