Entries tagged with “James Dailey

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Oct 11, 2019

100th Execution or 30th Exoneration? Florida Sets Execution Date for 73-Year-Old Military Veteran Who May Be Innocent

Florida has sched­uled the exe­cu­tion of 73-year-old James Dailey (pic­tured) for November 7, 2019, despite sub­stan­tial evi­dence that he had no involve­ment in the killing, includ­ing a state­ment by the admit­ted killer, Daley’s co-defen­dant, that he had act­ed alone. Dailey stands to be either the 100 death-row pris­on­er put to death by Florida since exe­cu­tions resumed in the 1970s or the state’s 30th death-row exoneree.

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Oct 24, 2019

Courts Grant Stays of Execution on Procedural Grounds in Two Cases Raising Significant Guilt-Related Questions

Courts in Texas and Florida have grant­ed stays of exe­cu­tion to two men who faced immi­nent exe­cu­tion despite seri­ous ques­tions as to their involve­ment in the mur­ders for which they were sen­tenced to death. On October 22, 2019, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) stayed the exe­cu­tion of Ruben Gutierrez (pic­tured, left), which had been sched­uled for October 30. The fol­low­ing day, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida grant­ed a stay of exe­cu­tion to James Dailey (pic­tured, right), whose exe­cu­tion had been set for November…

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Innocence

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Prosecutorial Accountability

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Feb 21, 2020

Florida Court Grants Hearing to James Dailey on Innocence Claim

A Florida state court judge has grant­ed death-row pris­on­er James Dailey an evi­den­tiary hear­ing on his claim that he did not com­mit the mur­der for which he was sen­tenced to death three decades ago.

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Innocence

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Prosecutorial Accountability

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Upcoming Executions

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Dec 18, 2019

James Dailey Faces Execution in Florida Based on Testimony of Serial Jailhouse Informant Police Called Con Man Extraordinaire”

Paul Skalnik is a sex offend­er and con man whose jail­house snitch” tes­ti­mo­ny was used by Florida and Texas pros­e­cu­tors to con­vict more than 37 defen­dants, includ­ing four who were sen­tenced to death. His tes­ti­mo­ny that James Dailey (pic­tured) alleged­ly con­fessed to the bru­tal 1985 stab­bing and drown­ing death of 14-year-old Shelley Boggio con­tributed to Dailey’s con­vic­tion and death sen­tence, despite the prosecution’s admis­sion that no phys­i­cal evi­dence,” no fin­ger­prints,” and no hair or fibers” linked Dailey to the crime.

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Innocence

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Jun 01, 2020

One Day After Exposé of Informant Wins Journalism Award, Florida Trial Court Denies James Dailey’s Innocence Claim

A Florida judge has denied death-row pris­on­er James Daileys motion for a new tri­al on May 29, 2020, rul­ing that no new admis­si­ble evi­dence sup­port­ed Dailey’s claim of inno­cence. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Pat Siracusa’s deci­sion came just one day after jour­nal­ist Pamela Colloff won a National Magazine Award for her inves­ti­ga­tion of a noto­ri­ous jail­house infor­mant who pro­vid­ed key tes­ti­mo­ny against Dailey.

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United States Supreme Court

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Feb 06, 2020

Prosecutors, Catholic Bishops, and Conservative Group Submit Briefs Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case of James Dailey

Three groups, rep­re­sent­ing pros­e­cu­tors, the Catholic Church, and polit­i­cal con­ser­v­a­tives, have filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court sup­port­ing the efforts of Florida death-row pris­on­er James Dailey (pic­tured) to obtain judi­cial review of his inno­cence claim. Dailey filed a peti­tion for cer­tio­rari on January 10, 2020 ask­ing the Supreme Court to hear his case, after the Florida courts refused to con­sid­er evi­dence that anoth­er man had con­fessed to the murder.