Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tennessee to execute third inmate in half century after midnight; he killed innocent elderly couple

The state of Tennessee will execute Steve Henley for his killings of an innocent elderly couple.

Henley claims his innocence. However, famed Northwestern University professor David Protess once told me that of the capital cases his classes reviewed for miscarriages of justice, 90 percent of the convicted were really guilty of their crimes.

I do not support capital punishment. But the people of Tennessee have decided upon it as a form of punishment for the most heinous crimes. That is their right. And Henley's case does not appear -- from news reports -- to be one of an innocent man being executed.

No comments: