Le donazioni alla Comunità di Sant'Egidio sono fiscalmente deducibili
secondo la normativa vigente
 
Anche quest'anno è possibile destinare il 5x1000 alla Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Scrivi il numero 80191770587 nella dichiarazione dei redditi

Andrea Riccardi: sul web

Andrea Riccardi: sui social network

Andrea Riccardi: la rassegna stampa

change language
sei in: no pena di morte - news contattinewsletterlink

Sostieni la Comunità

 
9 Aprile 2008 | STATI UNITI

North Carolina/USA

Glen Edward Chapman è la 128a persona negli USA ad essere riconosciuta innocente e rilasciata dal braccio della morte.

 
versione stampabile

Death Penalty Information Center

128th Inmate Exonerated and Freed From Death Row

Glen Edward Chapman, a North Carolina man who was sentenced to death for the 1992 murders of Betty Jean Ramseur and Tenene Yvette Conley, was released from death row on April 2 after prosecutors dropped all charges against him. In 2007, North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin granted Chapman a new trial, citing withheld evidence, "lost, misplaced or destroyed" documents, the use of weak, circumstantial evidence, false testimony by the lead investigator, and ineffective assistance of defense counsel. There was also new information from a forensic pathologist that raised doubts as to whether Conley's death was a homicide or caused by an overdose of drugs.

____________________

 Glen Edward Chapman, a North Carolina man who was sentenced to death for the 1992 murders of Betty Jean Ramseur and Tenene Yvette Conley, was released from death row on April 2 after prosecutors dropped all charges against him. In 2007, North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin granted Chapman a new trial, citing withheld evidence, "lost, misplaced or destroyed" documents, the use of weak, circumstantial evidence, false testimony by the lead investigator, and ineffective assistance of defense counsel. There was also new information from a forensic pathologist that raised doubts as to whether Conley's death was a homicide or caused by an overdose of drugs.   Chapman's lawyers, Frank Goldsmith and Jessica Leaven, were pleased with their client's release. "Edward has always maintained, and we have always believed in, his innocence," said Goldsmith. "Justice has not been served for the families of Ms. Ramseur and Ms. Conley, and we hope their deaths will be reinvestigated." The state has also called for a re-opening of the investigation.
 Judge Ervin found fault with Chapman's defense attorneys at the original trial in 1994, one of whom has been disciplined by the North Carolina State Bar. The other defense attorney, Thomas Portwood, admitted drinking 12 shots of alcohol per day during a different death penalty trial. The defendant in that case, Ronald Frye, was executed in 2001.
Glen Chapman is the 128th person to be exonerated and freed from death row since death sentences resumed in 1973. He is the 7th inmate freed from North Carolina and the 2d in four months.

_____________________
 

Death Row Inmate Freed After 15 Years

Glen Edward Chapman, sentenced to death for two murders in 1992, walked out of prison a free man Wednesday.
 "The day is finally here. The day is finally here. It felt good. I'm still shocked, but I feel good," Chapman said.
 Catawba County District Attorney James Gaither Jr. dismissed the charges against Chapman on Wednesday.
 Chapman was convicted in 1994 of the murders of Betty Jean Ramseur and Tenene Yvette Conley in Hickory.
 In November, he was granted a new trial when Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin learned detectives in the case had withheld and covered up evidence that pointed to Chapman's innocence. Detective Dennis Rhoney had also perjured himself at Chapman's original trial, Ervin said.
 "I don't think it gets much worse than perjury by a sworn officer of the law to put a man on death row when you know he doesn't belong there," Chapman's attorney, Frank Goldsmith, said.
 Ervin also noted that a forensic pathologist could not even prove that Conley's death was a homicide.
 Chapman found out just 10 minutes before his release that he was about to be a free man.
 "Everybody was like, 'You are going home.' I still didn't believe it until I was actually out," he said.
 Chapman said he was not angry about the time he spent in prison.
 "I'm tired, but not angry. I see no need for it. ... You can't go back and give somebody 15 or 16 years back. I did my crying the first couple of years I was there," he said.
 Chapman acknowledges there are problems with the justice system, but said a system is necessary.
 He said he will miss his friends on death row. Chapman said he believes some of them are also innocent.
 "I wouldn't be surprised. The question is, is somebody going to do anything about it? I was lucky," he said.
 The Hickory Police Department issued a statement Wednesday saying investigations into Ramseur's and Conley's deaths have been reopened.
 Ervin also found fault with Chapman's trial defense attorneys, Robert Adams and Thomas Portwood. The North Carolina State Bar disciplined Adams, and Portwood was removed from another death penalty case and entered treatment for alcohol abuse.
 Detective Rhoney no longer works for the Hickory Police Department.
 Chapman said he is looking forward to getting to know his two sons and going to Disneyland.

NEWS CORRELATE
20 Agosto 2016
STATI UNITI
PENA SOSPESA PER JEFF WOOD

L'ESECUZIONE DI JEFFERY WOOD NON AVRA' LUOGO


LA SUA ESECUZIONE ERA STATA FISSATA PER IL 24 AGOSTO 2016
5 Luglio 2016
CONAKRY, GUINEA
L'abolizione della pena capitale era stata indicata come possibile dal Ministro della Giustizia Cheik Sako nel corso del Convegno promosso a Roma dalla Comunità di Sant'Egidio lo scorso febbraio

Guinea-Conakry: il parlamento ha approvato l'abolizione pena di morte dal codice penale


E' il primo passo per passare dalla moratoria de facto alla moratoria de jure. L'abolizione sarà la tappa successiva
25 Giugno 2016
OSLO, NORVEGIA
Marazziti presenta l'iniziativa della Comunità di Sant'Egidio

"Citiesforlife" a Oslo, come metodo per continuare nella via dell'abolizione #AbolitionNow


A Oslo la marcia degli abolizionisti per le strade della città
20 Giugno 2016
OSLO, NORVEGIA
Inizia oggi il VI Congresso Mondiale Contro la Pena di Morte a Oslo

La Comunità di Sant'Egidio partecipa al Congresso di Oslo con una delegazione da Italia, Congo, Belgio, Spagna, Germania e Indonesia


Sono 1500 gli iscritti provenienti da oltre 80 paesi del mondo, tra loro 20 ministri, 200 diplomatici, parlamentari, accademici, avvocati, associazioni e membri della società civile
4 Giugno 2016
CITTÀ DEL VATICANO
No alla pena di morte e all'ergastolo: "Una pena senza speranza è tortura"

Papa Francesco parlando ai magistrati e giuristi del mondo torna a dire No alla pena di morte

24 Maggio 2016
INDONESIA
La Comunità di Sant'Egidio in Indonesia e le associazioni indonesiane impegnate in difesa dei diritti umani come Kontras, Imparsial, Elsam, Lbh Masyarakat, chiedono di fermare le esecuzioni

La Chiesa e la società civile si mobilitano contro le esecuzioni capitali


Giacarta è tra le 15 città indonesiane dove negli anni scorsi si è tenuta la manifestazione "Città per la vita, città contro la pena di morte" organizzata da Sant'Egidio in oltre duemila comuni nei cinque continenti
tutte le news correlate

RASSEGNA STAMPA CORRELATA
4 Giugno 2016
The Washington Post

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty
23 Maggio 2016
AP

Malaysian death row convict loses final appeal in Singapore
23 Maggio 2016
AsiaNews

Vescovo filippino: È presto per giudicare il contraddittorio Duterte. No alla pena di morte
14 Maggio 2016
Ilsole24ore

Pfizer blocca i farmaci per la pena di morte negli Usa
14 Maggio 2016
La Stampa

Pena di morte, Pfizer blocca l’uso dei suoi farmaci per le iniezioni letali negli Usa
tutta la rassegna stampa correlata

VIDEO FOTO
53
Video promo Cities for Life 2015
3:22

3 visite

2 visite

1 visite

1 visite

7 visite
tutta i media correlati