Another Innocent Man Executed?

Walter “Arkie” Barton is scheduled to be executed by the State of Missouri on Tuesday, May 19th. Missouri may well be executing an innocent man.

Walter “Arkie” Barton

Barton’s Five Trials and the Prosecution Unit that Led the Charge

In 1991, 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler was stabbed to death at her home in a trailer park. Barton, who also lived in the trailer park and knew Kuehler, soon became the prime suspect in the grisly murder.

Unreliable Evidence

The case against Barton was far from overwhelming.

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Innocence on Death Row

For every nine people executed in the United States, one person has been exonerated. That is an astonishingly high rate of error.

Criminal Justice Reform/Prof/Fmr public defender. Blog@ au:Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened