It’s not too late for DNA testing in Alabama


Darrell Grayson is scheduled to executed by the state of Alabama tomorrow, despite his requests since 2002 to test DNA evidence that could prove his innocence (or guilt) of a murder that happened 27 years ago. Innocence Project Co-Director Peter Neufeld sent a letter this week to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley asking him to seek the full truth in the Grayson case before executing him. And an editorial in today’s Birmingham News calls for Riley to act before it’s too late.

In our view, it’s the right thing to do in this case. It’s never too late to check all the evidence as long as a condemned inmate remains alive. For Grayson, it’s not too late yet; Riley should act before it is.

Read the full editorial here

. (Birmingham News, 07/25/2007)

Read more about the case

, and the Innocence Project’s role, in today’s Birmingham News.

In a statement released yesterday, the Alabama state Attorney General said the state should not “delay justice” by granting a stay.

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