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Vidence At his trial DeLuna's defense that another man named Carlos had committed the crime was not taken seriously The lead prosecutor told the jury that the other Carlos Carlos Hernandez was a phantom of DeLuna's imagination In upholding the death penalty on appeal both the state and federal courts concluded the same thing Carlos Hernandez did not existThe evidence the Columbia team uncovered reveals that Hernandez not only existed but was well known to the police and prosecutors He had a long history of violent crimes similar to the one for which DeLuna was executed Families of both Carloses mistook photos of each for the other and Hernandez's violence continued. ARC provided by

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The Wrong CarlosIn 1989 Texas executed Carlos DeLuna a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence for the murder of Wanda Lopez a convenience store clerk His execution passed unnoticed for years until a team of Columbia Law School faculty and students almost accidentally chose to investigate his case and found that DeLuna almost certainly was innocent They discovered that no one had cared enough about either the defendant or the victim to make sure the real perpetrator was found Everything that could go wrong in a criminal case did This book documents DeLuna's conviction which was based on a single nighttime cross ethnic eyewitness identification with no corroborating forensic e. The Wrong Carlo

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Download ✓ The Wrong Carlos å In 1989 Texas executed Carlos DeLuna a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence for the murder of Wanda Lopez a convenience store clerk His execution passed unnoticed for years until a team of Columbia Law School faculty and students almost accidentally chose to investigate his case and found that DeLuna almost cerAfter DeLuna was put to death This book and its website thewrongcarlosnet reproduce law enforcement crime lab lawyer court social service media and witness records as well as court transcripts photographs radio traffic and audio and videotaped interviews documenting one of the most comprehensive investigations into a criminal case in US historyThe result is eye opening yet may not be unusual Faulty eyewitness testimony shoddy legal representation and prosecutorial misfeasance continue to put innocent people at risk of execution The principal investigators conclude with novel suggestions for improving accuracy among the police prosecutors forensic scientists and judg. It's a very impo