Columbia Law School probe concludes another innocent man was executed in Texas
His name was Carlos Deluna. Put to death in 1989 for the murder of Wanda Lopez in Corpus Christi.
He maintained his innocence. He even maintained he knew who really killed Lopez.
Now, a book, authored by six investigators from Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Law Review, raises questions about whether Deluna really did it. And it also raises questions about capital punishment in Texas.
It’s not the first time the Texas death penalty has come under scrutiny. Cameron Todd Willingham was put to death by the Lone Star State in 2004. David Grann of the New Yorker investigated that execution. His reporting concluded that Willingham probably was not responsible for the fire that killed his three young children in their Corsicana, Texas home.
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