Certainly, the case should have been handled better, particularly with regard to DNA evidence. As part of his post-conviction appeals, Moses-EL got a court order in 1995 to have evidence tested for DNA. The evidence was packaged and ready for defense lawyers to pick up. After a month, it was thrown away as part of routine housekeeping by a clerk who didn't notice the "do not destroy" notation. That was wrong, but the action was reviewed by the courts, which deemed the destruction was not done in bad faith.As for Moses-El, the Post writes:
... we would encourage [Representative] Gordon to put his efforts into an appeal to the governor for clemency.In addition, the Post says it is "not as convinced of the innocence of Moses-EL as others." To see why, read the article here. See also PardonPower's previous discussion of the case here.