Innocence Blog

Watch: Innocence Project Attorney Discusses Willie Manning Case on Democracy Now

Posted: May 7, 2013 12:00 pm

Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Vanessa Potkin appeared on today’s episode of “Democracy Now” to discuss the fate of Mississippi death row prisoner Willie Manning, who is scheduled for execution tonight. Manning was convicted on circumstantial evidence, including the testimony of a jailhouse informant who had previously given a statement implicating another person.
 
He has consistently maintained his innocence and has been seeking post-conviction DNA testing for years, insisting that technological strides made in the past 20 years could prove him innocent of the crime.
 
Join us in calling on Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to stay Willie’s execution and order DNA testing!
 
Watch the segment.




Tags: Mississippi, Death Penalty