Innocent People Who Were Sentenced To Death

Apr 4, 2017 at 4:53 pm |
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This mistake can never be taken back...

One of the biggest criticisms of the death penalty is that throughout time, innocent people, wrongly convicted for a variety of reasons, have been executed. It’s one thing to have an exonerated person freed from a lengthy prison sentence, but executing a person who is then found to be innocent is an error than cannot be corrected. Thankfully, DNA and other forensic advances have added a level of certainty to criminal convictions, but still, the risk of killing an innocent person remains…

The Execution

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This mistake can never be taken back…

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