Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Why Jerry Conner Did Not Seek Clemency Today

Ten days from his scheduled execution, Jerry Wayne Conner is in the same position he was in almost two months ago when he first asked the State to consent to DNA testing. Attorneys for Mr. Conner did not participate in today’s clemency hearing before Governor Easley, because they were unable to adequately represent Mr. Conner before the Governor given the questions still existing about his guilt. Mr. Conner has presented both the courts and the governor with the means to answer these questions—a new DNA test that would conclusively answer these questions. Until answers are available, participation in the clemency process would not be constructive.

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