March 31, 2003
By Maureen O'Hagan
When the state wanted to execute Benjamin Harris, they said he was perfectly
sane. When his conviction was overturned, they locked him up for being crazy.
And recently, the state considered Harris sane enough to ask him to testify
as a prosecution witness in court.
Such is the unusual tale of Benjamin Harris, the only person ever exonerated
from Washington's death row.
The catch is he never went free.