Thursday, January 12, 2006

Confirmed: I'm going to highlight this, because if the results had gone the other way, it would have been huge.

Virginia conducted a DNA test to determine whether a man executed in 1992 for rape and murder really was guilty. According to the test, he really was guilty.

There has not been a confirmed case of someone being wrongfully executed in modern times. Granted, there are few tests performed on convicts already executed, because time and money would be better spent determining whether someone currently on death row is guilty. But this supports my contention that, with so few executions being performed and each convict having years to go through the appeals process, the chance of someone being wrongfully executed is nearly nil.


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