Thursday, July 03, 2008

Paul House Released . . . Kind of

After spending over two decades on death row for a murder he almost certainly did not commit, during which time he developed MS, Paul House now gets to live at his mother's house—on house arrest—while he awaits a new trial. And it all happened a mere two years after the "U.S. Supreme Court concluded . . . that a jury could have found reasonable doubt if DNA evidence would have been available at trial" and only six years after the "Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals . . . ruled that House deserved to have new evidence of his innocence examined by Tennessee state courts." Hooray justice! (Prosecutors have said that they won't seek the death penalty this time, so that's something.)


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