Was Larry Griffin Wrongfully Executed?
Did Missouri execute an innocent man? Larry Griffin was executed in 1995 for a drive-by shooting. Yesterday, a report was issued by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund demonstrating the likelihood that he was factually innocent of the crime. The Circuit Attorney's office has agreed to reopen the investigation.
Death penalty advocates like to point out that despite the growing number of wrongfully convicted prisoners later found innocent through DNA testing, it has never been shown that an innocent person has been put to death. That may change.
The timing could not be more critical as the Senate Judiciary Committee today considers a bill to limit habeas corpus appeals in state death penalty cases.
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