Thursday, January 25, 2024

Fabricated Testimonies, No Witnesses, No Physical Evidence - On Death Row In Mississippi

In a case that has captured the attention of both legal experts and the public, Willie Jerome Manning stands convicted of a crime that he did not commit. The conviction of Mr. Manning who was sentenced to death for the murders of two Mississippi State students, now faces scrutiny due to newly discovered evidence pointing toward his wrongful conviction. This isn’t the first time evidence has been presented to the court based on untruthful testimonies about Willie Manning by witnesses eager to cut deals with the state by providing false testimonies. Exonerated For The Elderly Mother and Daughter Murders Mr. Manning was unjustly condemned to death for two separate double murders and has been exonerated of the 1993, case of murdering an elderly mother and daughter in Starkville, Mississippi. The Mississippi Supreme Court recognized vital evidence was hidden, showing that the state's main witness lied for self-benefit.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

The Complex Case of Willie Manning: A Call for Justice Through Social Media

By Nancy Lockhart, M.S., M.J.

  In an era where social justice and legal transparency are at the forefront of public discourse, the case of Willie Jerome Manning resonates as a stark reminder of the complexities and flaws surrounding the American judicial system. 

Manning was tried and convicted in two separate trials for two unrelated double murders in the state of Mississippi. He currently resides on death row, maintaining his innocence. He has been exonerated of one set of murders. Willie Manning's journey through the criminal justice system is marked by controversial trials and contentious debates over evidence and it's interpretation. 

The first conviction relates to the 1992 murders of two Mississippi State University students. Manning was convicted in 1994, primarily based on circumstantial evidence and testimony that was later questioned. The second conviction, stemming from a separate 1993, case involving the murders of two elderly women, further complicated Manning's legal battles. In this case, his conviction was also based on evidence that has been heavily scrutinized over the years. 

Critics of Manning's convictions point to several key issues: the lack of direct physical evidence linking him to the crimes, the reliance on testimony from witnesses with ulterior motives, and the absence of DNA testing that could potentially exonerate him. Advocates for Manning argue that these factors collectively cast a shadow of doubt over his guilt, suggesting a miscarriage of justice. The Willie Manning case serves as a critical reminder of the importance of diligence, fairness, and transparency in the legal process. It raises significant questions about the death penalty and its application in cases where conclusive evidence is not present. 

As we continue to advocate for a just and equitable legal system, it is imperative to closely examine cases such as Willie Manning's. It is not just about one man's fate; it's about the integrity of the judicial system and our collective moral and ethical responsibility to ensure that justice is truly served. 

As users of social media, we have the power to bringing attention to such cases, but sparking discussions and demanding accountability. We brought Justice for The Scott Sisters, and Marissa Alexander, as well as, a stay of execution in 2013, for Willie Manning, and an exoneration for one of Willie Manning’s death sentences. We also obtained equitable medical treatment for numerous inmates. Let's use these platforms to advocate for a thorough review and reconsideration in the case of Willie Manning, and in doing so, uphold the principles of justice and fairness.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

The State Of Mississippi: Attorney General Lynn Fitch Wants To Execute An Innocent Man

Willie Jerome Manning has remained on death row in Mississippi since November 1994, consistently proclaiming his innocence. Throughout 2023, his case has experienced notable ups and downs. Manning's legal representatives are vigorously contesting the state's attempts to schedule his execution, steadfast in their stance that he faces capital punishment for a crime he did not commit. As of November 30, 2023, the Mississippi Supreme Court has mandated a hold on the state's request to schedule an execution date for Willie Jerome Manning. This decision is pending the court's review of a recently submitted petition. 

The petition presents new evidence that should exonerate Manning. In reaction to the Attorney General's motion to set an execution date, Mr. Manning's defense team has applied for post-conviction relief. This is part of a continuous effort to reverse his conviction in a 1992 double murder case. The decision on whether to set an execution date for Willie Manning has been delayed, with a particular focus on DNA testing. This aspect of the case is pivotal as it would bring forth new evidence relevant to Manning's claims of innocence. Overall, the situation is complex and ongoing, with the legal process still in motion as Manning's defense seeks to prove his innocence and overturn the unjust conviction. 

Willie Jerome Manning "Is Sentenced To Die For A Crime He Did Not Commit" His Attorneys Say, As They Fight State Efforts To Set An Execution Date. According to Mississippi Today "Krissy Nobile, Manning’s attorney and the director of the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, said Manning’s defense team petitioned in September for post-conviction relief based on newly discovered evidence and scientific developments undermining Manning’s conviction.” Attorneys submitted the petition days before the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to have evidence in the case tested at a specialized laboratory. The state has not responded to that petition or considered the evidence, Nobile said. The State instead is steamrolling toward execution even though there is compelling evidence that Manning may in fact, be innocent,” Nobile said. 

“Executions are not the place to act first and ask questions later.”  

 

Call Mississippi Attorney General's office and ask Attorney General Lynn Fitch to consider the new evidence which would exonerate Mr. Manning: (601) 359-3680 Call right now and leave a voice message.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

The Misadventures of Michael Green: A Cautionary Tale

In the quaint town of Maplewood, Mrs. Agatha, a kind-hearted octogenarian, eagerly awaited the arrival of Michael Green, a local handyman. He was recommended by a flyer at the town's community center, boasting affordable rates and quick service. Agatha needed a few odd jobs around her house, including painting her kitchen ceiling, pruning some small trees, and building a roof for her pump house. On a sunny Monday, Michael arrived, exuding charm and confidence. Agatha, pleased to finally have help, showed him around, discussing the tasks in detail. Michael nodded, assuring her everything would be done by the week's end. 

As the days passed, Agatha noticed Michael’s haphazard approach. The ceiling, once spotless, began peeling horribly after he 'painted' it. Outside, two of the small trees remained untouched, their branches mocking her from the yard. However, it was the pump house that became the heart of this woeful tale. One afternoon, Agatha heard a loud crash from the backyard. Rushing out, she found Michael hastily packing his tools. The pump house was in shambles, pipes exposed and broken. Michael, avoiding her gaze, mumbled something about a 'minor mishap' and assured her he had turned off the water to prevent further damage. He hastily asked for payment, insisting on cash, and promised to return the next day to fix everything.

With a sinking heart, Agatha handed over the money, an amount that had taken her months to save. The next day, and many days after, Michael Green was nowhere to be seen. Calls went unanswered, and a text message promising his return proved empty. The real disaster unfolded when Agatha, hoping the situation wasn't as dire as it seemed, turned the breaker on. Water spewed like a fountain from the pump house, flooding her backyard. Heartbroken and betrayed, Agatha had to summon a plumber, incurring additional costs for repairs that Michael had caused. It was then that Agatha learned of the Elderly Scam and Fraud Task Force through the FBI. With a heavy heart, she filed a complaint against Michael Green, detailing the deception and shoddy work. She also discovered national and state sites dedicated to reporting fraud, determined to prevent others from falling victim to such scams. Agatha’s story spread through Maplewood, serving as a stern warning to all, especially the elderly, about the perils of trusting without verifying. Her experience echoed the timeless advice: Never pay anyone before they finish the work, a lesson learned at a high price but shared in the hope of protecting others from similar fates.