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    A man who was sentenced to death in 1994 is declared innocent after key evidence was debunked...

    A Black Mississippi man convicted of killing a white woman and sentenced to death in 1994 has been exonerated after the evidence used to convict him was debunked. Lowndes County District Attorney Scott Colom decided not to retry the case of 67-year-old Eddie Lee Howard Friday, months after the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned his conviction and vacated his sentence in late August. He was released from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman in early December. New DNA evidence and alibi testimony, as well as a new forensic opinion about the bite marks found on the woman killed, helped prove Howard's innocence.

    Previous opinion: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...ll/5660616002/
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    It is the reason I am against Capital Punishment. I changed my mind when DNA started clearing people that had been imprisoned for sometimes decades. The worst part is that it often proved that police detectives had created or tampered with evidence to call the cases resolved and get their promotions.

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    There are death penalty cases where the facts are incontrovertible. In those cases the penalty should be carried out immediately. In others, further examination of the evidence is warranted.

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    Innocent until proven guilty though. Clown system. In a just world, the judge, jury, and prosecutor would be lined up against the wall and executed for what they did to this man, but alas, their is no justice.

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