USA: Execution set amid DNA and racism disputes: Willie Manning

USA: Execution set amid DNA and racism disputes: Willie Manning

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Index Number: AMR 51/023/2013
Date Published: 3 May 2013
Categories: USA

Willie Manning is due to be executed in Mississippi on 7 May for two murders committed in 1992. He is seeking clemency or at least a stay of execution in order for DNA and other testing of crime evidence to be carried out. He maintains his innocence. His lawyers argue that the trial prosecutor used racially motivated tactics during jury selection.


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