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State News Texas Executes Man for Murder Conviction Whose Alibi Was That He Was Already Incarcerated
Posted by https://salaamallah.com/ on Wed Aug 21 23:10:25 2019TEXASSSS AGAIN ! MURDERED A TOTALLY INNOCENT MAN
Texas killed a man who maintained his innocence over a capital murder conviction for a 1998 murder on Wednesday. Larry Swearingen, 48, and his legal team fought hard to overturn his conviction for the strangling death of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter. His lawyers said that the court’s decision was based on circumstantial evidence and “junk science.”
Multiple forensic scientists found that Trotter was likely killed more than a week after Swearingen was arrested for unrelated traffic warrants, meaning that he allegedly could not have killed Trotter because he was already in jail. His last appeal was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday evening.
Swearingen’s parents, brother, grandfather and uncle were reportedly in a nearby room when he was killed.
According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Swearingen was injected with pentobarbital, a sedative.
“Lord forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing,” he said.
“Texas murdered an innocent man,” Swearingen wrote in a statement to the Washington Post before his death. “I feel certain that my death can be a catalyst to change the insane legal system of Texas which could allow this to happen,” he wrote.
merica should recognize what the rest of the developed world has—the criminal justice system is far too imprecise to deliver a sentence of finality like death.
As a side note though, I really hate when people comment about “only circumstantial evidence.” Circumstantial evidence can ABSOLUTELY be strong enough to establish beyond reasonable doubt someone’s guilt.
THE SNAKE OF TEXASSSSS AGAIN AND AGAIN
GLAD I DONT LIVE THERE