Tuesday, July 22, 2008

MIssissippi: Support for Clemency

The Clarion Ledger, which describes itself as "a longtime supporter of the enforcement of the death penalty in Mississippi" notes that the State is "preparing to extract the ultimate penalty from [Dale Leo] Bishop when it appears clear that Bishop did not commit the ultimate crime." The paper says "undisputed trial testimony" indicated Bishop "was not the man swinging the hammer that delivered the fatal blows to victim's head" and observes that, "had Bishop been convicted in the neighboring states of Alabama or Louisiana, he would not be facing execution." The Ledger adds that Bishop "suffers from mental illness" and that there are "allegations" that his post-conviction counsel representation "suppressed evidence" of that illness. See story here

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