December 6th, 2013
09:57 PM ET

Innocent man: Prosecutor "tried to kill me"

An innocent man spent 18 years behind bars, and was scheduled for execution eight times. That was until a jury took another look at his case and acquitted him in just 35 minutes. Randi Kaye has his troubling story.

Anderson discusses all of this with former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.

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  1. Docile Jim Brady – Columbus OH 43209

    Easy fix to dissuade attorneys from becoming evil predators upon being sworn in as a PA/APA

    The attorney MUST
    {1} Have at least 1 healthy person related by consanguinity no more distant than 2 degrees of relationship AND they must get along reasonably well ;
    {2} Acknowledge in writing , that he/she clearly understands that if an innocent defendant is convicted through prosecutorial misconduct , then said relative will be reduced in part or whole to a tasty stew and will be fed*1 to the offending PA/APA.
    {3} Acknowledge in writing , that he/she clearly understands that {2} above is ▬►NOT◄▬ A THREAT BUT AN ASSURANCE ‼

    If an innocent defendant is convicted through prosecutorial misconduct , then follow through on the feeding .

    *1 The PA/APA may choose a 750ml bottle of a wine not to exceed $25

    December 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm |
  2. Helen

    I seldom agree with Mark Geragos except on this tropic – prosecutorial misconduct.

    December 10, 2013 at 10:56 am |
  3. carla

    Also, The state of Louisiana has one of the highest incarcerated rates in the country and the harshest. The were known to put Drug dealers and their wives in prison for Life, but would put a murderer in jail for a smaller sentence. Check out The Danielle Metz Case.......

    December 10, 2013 at 4:48 am |
  4. Jeanette

    I completely agree with Mark Geragos, the only way to correct miscarriages of justice of this magnitude and deliberate acts of prosecutors is to let their pocket books feel it. Sunny Hostin can sit behind a camera and make 1 million excuses for her brother/sister prosecutors, I only hope she is not in the same bag as the corrupt ones, as she seems like a very bright young woman. All about get the convictions so they "look good" to get pay raises and bonuses.

    December 10, 2013 at 3:11 am |
    • Douglas

      Again too soft. Taking away their money does little to no good. When you have gross amounts of money the loss of a portion of it is easily survivable and replaced. Murderous prosecutors should be executed Without appeal so long as the evidence against them is incontrovertible.

      December 28, 2013 at 8:12 am |
  5. CatinD

    Jim Williams posing with a picture of a miniature electric decorated with the picture of 6 black men that he convicted. 5 of these convictions were overturned. He might as well as be posing next to black man hanging from a tree! from New Orleans is using the legal system to kill off innocent black men and our leaders are doing nothing! Where is the NAACP?

    December 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm |
  6. Hanna

    Wow....Those prosecutors should be in jail.

    December 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
    • Douglas

      That's to soft. Any prosecutors that are determined beyond doubt to have knowingly participated in sending innocent people to Death Row should be executed WITHOUT the possibility of appeal.

      December 28, 2013 at 8:05 am |
  7. jose

    i am going to keep saying this. any prosecutor and anyone else involved in the incarceration of this man should do the same time in prison. this way prosecutors would make sure they got the right guy.

    December 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  8. Kimlyn

    And there are so many more... SAD!! I hope he gets millions for his horror

    December 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm |

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