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Feb 18, 2014

BOOKS: The Wrong Carlos” Argues Texas Executed an Innocent Man

One of the strongest accounts point­ing to the exe­cu­tion of a prob­a­bly inno­cent man in recent times con­cerns the case of Carlos DeLuna, who was exe­cut­ed in Texas in 1989. In a forth­com­ing book, The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution, Professor James Liebman of Columbia Law School describes his inves­ti­ga­tion into the case, along with a team of stu­dents. The inves­ti­ga­tion uncov­ered seri­ous prob­lems in DeLuna’s case, includ­ing faulty eye­wit­ness tes­ti­mo­ny and the police’s fail­ure to inves­ti­gate anoth­er poten­tial sus­pect. DeLuna main­tained his inno­cence and said anoth­er man,…