Free read î The Wrong Carlos ↠ E-book or Kindle E-pub

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Free read î The Wrong Carlos ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Î In 1989 Texas executed Carlos DeLuna a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence for the murder of Wanda Lopez a convenience store clerk His execution passed unnoticed for years until a team of Columbia Law School faculty and students almost accidentally After DeLuna was put to death This book and its website thewrongcarlosnet reproduce law enforcement crime lab lawyer court social service media and witness records as well as court transcripts photographs radio traffic and audio and videotaped interviews documenting one of the most comprehensive investigations into a criminal case in US historyThe result is eye opening yet may not be unusual Faulty eyewitness testimony shoddy legal representation and prosecutorial misfeasance continue to put innocent people at risk of execution The principal investigators conclude with novel suggestions for improving accuracy among the police prosecutors forensic scientists and judg. I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review In 1989 Texas executed Carlos DeLuna a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence for the murder of Wanda Lopez a convenience store clerk His execution passed unnoticed for years until a team of Columbia Law School faculty and students almost accidentally chose to investigate his case and found that DeLuna almost certainly was innocent They discovered that no one had cared enough about either the defendant or the victim to make sure the real perpetrator was found Everything that could go wrong in a criminal case did This book documents DeLuna's conviction which was based on a single nighttime cross ethnic eyewitness identification with no corroborating forensic evidence At his trial DeLuna's defense that another man named Carlos had committed the crime was not taken seriously The lead prosecutor told the jury that the other Carlos Carlos Hernandez was a phantom of DeLuna's imagination In upholding the death penalty on appeal both the state and federal courts concluded the same thing Carlos Hernandez did not existThe evidence the Columbia team uncovered reveals that Hernandez not only existed but was well known to the police and prosecutors He had a long history of violent crimes similar to the one for which DeLuna was executed Families of both Carloses mistook photos of each for the other and Hernandez's violence continued after DeLuna was put to death This book and its website thewrongcarlosnet reproduce law enforcement crime lab lawyer court social service media and witness records as well as court transcripts photographs radio traffic and audio and videotaped interviews documenting one of the most comprehensive investigations into a criminal case in US historyThe result is eye opening yet may not be unusual Faulty eyewitness testimony shoddy legal representation and prosecutorial misfeasance continue to put innocent people at risk of execution The principal investigators conclude with novel suggestions for improving accuracy among the police prosecutors forensic scientists and judgesA fascinating look into the US legal justice systemand the story of a wrongly convicted man convicted of a crime that he didn't commitThere is a lot of stuff in this book From all the eyewitness testimony to court documents photographs and even an online section that has videos you can watch if you are so compelled It is all very helpful if you are wanting to try and solve the case but for me it was just a little dry and matter of fact Almost like reading a history book rather than a human look at the evil perpetrated on Wanda LopezI commend the academics at Columbia University for following through on the initial doubts about this case Many times we don't believe something we are told but never take the chance to look further into it The Columbia team went above and beyond what would be reasonably expected and I think they have presented a compelling case for The Wrong CarlosPaulARH

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Vidence At his trial DeLuna's defense that another man named Carlos had committed the crime was not taken seriously The lead prosecutor told the jury that the other Carlos Carlos Hernandez was a phantom of DeLuna's imagination In upholding the death penalty on appeal both the state and federal courts concluded the same thing Carlos Hernandez did not existThe evidence the Columbia team uncovered reveals that Hernandez not only existed but was well known to the police and prosecutors He had a long history of violent crimes similar to the one for which DeLuna was executed Families of both Carloses mistook photos of each for the other and Hernandez's violence continued. ARC provided by NetGalleyIn 1989 Carlos DeLuna a poor Hispanic male with development disabilities was executed by the state of Texas for the murder of a convenience store clerk named Wanda Lopes His death went unnoticed and unremarked upon until a team of Columbia Law School faculty and students chose to investigate his case and found that DeLuna was almost certainly innocent No one has cared enough about either Carlos or the victim to make sure the read killer was found Despite DeLuna’s continued associations both at trial and appeal that the real killer was a man named Carlos Hernandez the courts declared that Hernandez didn’t exist The team from Columbia discovered that not only did carlos Hernandez exist but he was well known to the police and had a long history of violent crimes In this book the team lays out all the evidence documenting one of the most comprehensive investigations in US historyOver the last twenty years capital punishment has come under the microscope for fear and revelations that innocent people such as Carlos were wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for crimes they didn’t commit In this book the team reveals the horrifying reality of how little care was given to Carlos or Wanda and all that mattered was “solving” the crime and closing the book The book does a good job of laying out the evidence the facts and giving as much information as possible when possible about what happened It allows the reader to take a seat in the jury box and decide for themselvesis there enough evidence to decide to end someone else’s life The book is easy to read and will keep the reader on the edge of their seat to the very endWhile this is a thick and lengthy book it should be reuired reading for anyone that aspires or is in the legal system in whatever way It should be recommended reading for others to understand just how serious it is to weigh the evidence of taking someone else’s life And how important it is to get it right 4 out of 5 stars

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The Wrong CarlosIn 1989 Texas executed Carlos DeLuna a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence for the murder of Wanda Lopez a convenience store clerk His execution passed unnoticed for years until a team of Columbia Law School faculty and students almost accidentally chose to investigate his case and found that DeLuna almost certainly was innocent They discovered that no one had cared enough about either the defendant or the victim to make sure the real perpetrator was found Everything that could go wrong in a criminal case did This book documents DeLuna's conviction which was based on a single nighttime cross ethnic eyewitness identification with no corroborating forensic e. The Wrong Carlos Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution was a really compelling true crime book about the murder of 24 year old Wanda Lopez who was stabbed one night while working at a gas station on the outskirts of Corpus Christi Texas in 1983 and the subseuent wrongful conviction of her murderer This case was investigated by both faculty and staff at Columbia Law School The Chicago Tribune also completes their own investigation and published a story in 2006 outlining the detailsFree Copy provided by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review