The sole survivor of an assault wherein 4 individuals had been murdered recognized the perpetrators as three white males. The police ignored suspects who match the outline and arrested a younger black man as a substitute. He is now awaiting execution.
On immediately’s episode:
• Kevin Cooper, who has been on demise row at San Quentin State Prison in California for three a long time.
• Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist who has written about Mr. Cooper’s case.
• The evidence against Mr. Cooper has largely been discredited, however Gov. Jerry Brown of California has refused to permit superior DNA testing that will make clear the case.
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Nicholas Kristof contributed reporting.
“Was Kevin Cooper Framed for Murder?” was produced by Clare Toeniskoetter, with assist from Annie Brown, Paige Cowett and Ike Sriskandarajah, and edited by Lisa Tobin.
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