Women on Death Row:
The so-called confession reported in the press was based on Investigator Richard Cooksey's testimony that a jailhouse snitch told him that Kerry Lyn confessed. The husband, and other friends/witnesses, said the alleged victim was never murdered; the woman ran away with a man. CPS and the missing person's husband both testified the woman had a history of disappearing; the husband believed she ran off. No body, no blood, no weapons, no sign of any crime ever turned up with the searches conducted by the specialty Task force. The alleged victim wasn't even declared deceased during the trial: corpus needed to be determined by the jury.
Based on hearsay and and the coerced testimony of a co-defendant; a jury declared a murder took place and gave Kerry Lyn the Death Penalty. Judge Whelan upheld their decision.
Would the verdict have been different if Kerry had the funds O.J. Simpson had? Or if we had been permitted to bring the media in so everyone would be held accountable like in Casey Anthony's trial?
No body, No weapon, No blood, No evidence...
Would you expect to be judged the same?
The following article is Reason to Celebrate!!! Thanks to people who believe in the truth.
Equal Justice USA
Wolfe Death Penalty Case Gets Thrown Out the Door
July 2011 - Earlier this month Virginia District Court Judge Raymond Jackson reversed the conviction and death sentence of Justin Wolfe.
Wolfe was 20 years old when he was accused of killing marijuana supplier Daniel Petrole. Said Judge Jackson, “The Commonwealth’s capital murder case against Wolfe can best be described as tenuous.”
The key witness was Owen Barber – the man who undisputedly pulled the trigger that killed Daniel Petrole. Barber was facing the threat of a capital trial himself but testified that Wolfe had hired him to do the killing in exchange for immunity on the death sentence.
Four years later Barber admitted by sworn affidavit that he had lied and that Wolfe had nothing to do with the killing.
In addition to the key witness recanting, Judge Jackson also found that Wolfe’s original defense was inadequate. Prosecutors withheld or ignored crucial evidence, and Wolfe’s own attorney – who had never handled a capital murder trial – had his law license revoked soon after the trial.
Virginia has executed more people than any other state apart from Texas and its courts are among the least likely to reverse a capital conviction.
But with cases like this coming out of the woodwork, even the biggest executors are getting squeamish about the ultimate punishment. Virginia has only had one new death sentence this year and last year there were none. Soon another person short, the state’s death row is dwindling.
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