read epub ð The Wrong Carlos ã Hardcover

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read epub ð The Wrong Carlos ã Hardcover ✓ 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 hisIn 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 Antonin Scalia in 2006 wrote that in the modern judicial system there has not been “a single case–not one–in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit If such an event had occurred in recent years we would not have to hunt for it; the innocent’s name would be shouted from the rooftops”Unbelievable

ebook ñ The Wrong Carlos ¶ James S. Liebman

After 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 important book everyone should read it But it was written by a lawyer and you can tell He goes over the same things over and over but that is what a good lawyer should do

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The Wrong Carlos 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 This was a fascinating read I had never previous heard of any of the cases in this book so I was appropriately shocked and appalled while reading this bookThis book is mainly focused on the wrongful execution of Carlos De Luna a man blamed with the stabbing of a convenience store Clerk while Carlos Hernandez the actual killer walked free The story goes into a lot of background information about each Carlos describing their lives tendencies and previous criminal history The book also went into a lot of detail about the actual crime describing exactly what happened as much as is known and illuminating each piece of evidence for the reader to understand allowing the reader to come to their own conclusions about what actually happenedIn some ways although this is a strict non fiction book this book reminded me of a classic whodunit story where the reader is given all of the evidence and expected to figure out who the actual culprit is Is it Carlos De Luna a slow minded young man found hiding underneath a car or Carlos Hernandez a cold blooded young man with a rap sheet a mile long? Whodunit? Although I did feel that way while reading the book the authors do a really good job of keeping the story factual and technical They included a lot of information about the case making sure that the story didn't take too personal a turn and still keeping the reader informed about all the informationAnd boy what a story it is I couldn't believe some of the information that is present in this book especially about how the police just ignored a lot of information and allowed the crime scenecrucial evidence to be destroyed It's hard to believe that these events didn't occur too long ago This is definitely an important book to read as it brings to light some shocking and appalling informationThe authors writing style was also pleasant to read; drawing me right into the book and not letting me go until I finished The author writes in a technical style that at times can be somewhat overpowering but for the most part this book is easy to read and understand The author does a really fantastic job of including all of the information in an easy to follow manner The book is organized into categories making the information easier to keep apart and understandI would definitely recommend this book for all those interested in criminal justice books or just books that make the reader think This is definitely a book that I will be recommending to others