When Innocence Is No Defense

By: JULIE SEAMAN of The New York Times

What happens when a man is sentenced to life without parole for a crime he most likely did not commit? The answer is not as obvious as it seems. Due to Georgia's Precedent, new evidence that is brought up is not reason to bring about a new trial when the evidence could have been used earlier in the trial. This was the situation in this man's case and interestingly enough, the court still acknowledges that the man is probably innocent. 

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