Saturday, January 14, 2006

Still Guity and Dead

Fox News
Death penalty opponents said new DNA tests confirming the guilt of a murderer who was put to death in Virginia while still proclaiming his innocence will do nothing to end their fight to abolish capital punishment.

The test results, announced Thursday by Gov. Mark R. Warner, prove Roger Keith Coleman was guilty of the 1981 rape and murder of his sister-in-law, putting an end to a debate over his guilt that has raged since he was executed in 1992.
I'm glad that the DNA test came back the way it did. That shows that our legal system does work sometimes. The amazing thing about this story is that they put him to death 11 years after his conviction. I don't know the what the average wait time is on death row, but that seems pretty quick to me.

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