Texas Death Row Inmate set to die today wants a DNA test.

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Sigurd, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Sigurd

    Sigurd Internet Dig Dug

    Texas inmate awaiting last-minute stay of execution seeks DNA test - CNN.com

    So what do you think does he deserve the right to a DNA test despite the fact that he has been in Death Row for over a decade. I personally don't think he deserves the testing and the timing of the request just makes it seem like he just wants to delay the process even longer.

  2. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    If he's maintained his innocence for 17 years, then yeah, I think he deserves it. If they don't grant it, they could be putting down an innocent man.
  3. Wade8813

    Wade8813 Registered Member

    I think he does deserve it, and the fact that it hasn't been done already says there's a problem somewhere.
  4. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    I'd assume they don't want it to be the case of "we just put an innocent man in jail for 17 years and we don't want people to fond out".. one of those kind of deals
  5. Sigurd

    Sigurd Internet Dig Dug

    Yeah that could possibly be the main reason why he hasn't gotten a test in 17 years. They probably don't want to deal with the media circus that would come with having an innocent man on death row.
  6. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    I would say give him the test. There is nothing worse than executing an innocent person. If he really is innocent then it's terrible enough that he's been in jail for 17 years for this. If we have the means to do the test then he shouldn't be denied that.
  7. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    I'm not saying that's for sure the case, because he may have full well murdered them.. but it's the first possibilty that pops into my head.
  8. JAdams

    JAdams Registered Member

    Well, you never know. Do the DNA tests. If he did do the crime, do the sentence. If not, and it turned out that WHOOPS we've been holding an innocent man on Death Row for 17 years, then apologize and send him free.
  9. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    I dont understand why their has not been a DNA test already. Surely it would of been in the interest of both the prosecution and the defence depending on his innocence.
  10. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Die today, die tomorrow; it doesn't really make a huge difference. He deserves the test. You don't get to call it a justice system if the system isn't just.

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