What would you say if someone you knew someone who had been falsely held on death row for over a 20 years? It happened to an Arizona woman in the 1990s who was accused in the murder of her child.
The woman was convicted based on a confession collected by a police officer who had what I'll call a slight issue telling the truth. The was no written confession, and there was no audio or video tape of this confession. Just the word of this police officer. The prosecutors knew about the officer's history of lying, but went with his word any way.
Now, all this information has come to light, and the woman is set to be released in the next 90 days, unless the state finds a new reason to try her for this crime.
I'm usually on the side of the cops because most of the time they tell the truth. But I can't stand behind something like this.
I was joined tonight by attorney Rob Cary who talked about this miscarriage of justice.