Innocent Man Executed Because He Refused to Rat

In a stunning piece of reporting by Lise Olsen, the Houston Chronicle
reports that the August 24, 1993 execution of Ruben Cantu punished the
wrong man for the 1984 robbery-killing of a Mexican immigrant.

[Nov. 21, 2005, 9:13AM, CANTU CASE: DEATH AND DOUBT
Executed man’s co-defendant says years of guilt have led him to try to
clear his friend’s name Silence vow blamed for ultimate penalty]
For California’s effort to execute Tookie Williams, see Phil Gasper’s blog.

The death penalty is barbaric, period. Stop killing in cold blood.–gm

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