Marion Wilson Jr. is set to die on June 20 in the state that gave rise to the so-called modern death penalty era. But the system is as unfair as ever.
Liliana SeguraSo this 19-year-old white kid doesn't get to go to Harvard and people are outraged...but Georgia is about to execute a black man for a crime he committed at 19. (Spoiler: Prosecutor admitted his codefendant probably fired the fatal shot) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
New Hampshire became the 21st state to repeal its death penalty Thursday, after a vote in the Senate to pass legislation over the objections of Gov. Chris Sununu. In a 16-8 vote after unusually brisk debate, senators passed an override measure...
Liliana SeguraNew Hampshire overrode a veto to pass abolition legislation, defying a governor who claimed to speak for crime victims’ families.
His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage.
Liliana Segura"Trump asked what the dots were, and the architect said, 'It’s braille.' Trump was upset by that. He said, 'Get rid of it'...Trump’s exact words were: 'No blind people are going to live in this building.'"
At a recent convention in Las Vegas, forensic experts responded to charges that they have no scientific basis for their conclusions.
Liliana SeguraHello Twitter. Just a few words on my latest story with @chronic_jordan. In February 2016 we went to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Las Vegas and wrote this piece. (Some of you may remember the rather colorful lede.) 1/6
After $5 billion spent on a failed system, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a moratorium granting a temporary reprieve to 737 people on California's death row.
Liliana SeguraMy story with @chronic_jordan about the moratorium in California. Among those celebrating the news: the man who wrote the 1978 ballot initiative that became the state's death penalty law.
Confronted with mounting evidence that midazolam causes excruciating pain, a judge warned that Ohio’s lethal injection protocol was likely unconstitutional.
Liliana SeguraThis didn't get as much attention as it should've last month. Ohio's governor, who spent years pushing executions as state AG, called off an execution amid mounting evidence against midazolam (and after a judge said it amounts to torture)
After new evidence comes to light, we look back at the investigation into the murder of Donna Brown and share some information about key players.
Liliana SeguraHey, the final episode of the podcast is out today! Thanks to everyone who has listened & given us feedback, especially people in Adel. 👀 Here, @chronic_jordan & I discuss lingering questions & check back in with the GBI. (Spoiler: they were not helpful.)
Shailesh Patel was murdered in a small Georgia town in 2000. Questions remain, but one thing is clear: Patel’s murder is part of an emerging pattern of crime.
Liliana SeguraEpisode 3 of the podcast is out today, telling the story of an unsolved murder of an immigrant in South GA, the questionable investigation, and his family’s lingering trauma & unanswered questions. #Murderville
Liliana SeguraLate to the party, but #FreeThePeopleDay also happens to be my birthday 🎉🍾 & my favorite new NYE tradition. I just donated to the Nashville Community Bail Fund, Tucson Second Chance Bail Fund, and Freedom for Immigrants National Bond Fund. Join me
Devonia Inman has spent 20 years behind bars for a crime he swears he didn’t commit. There are good reasons to believe him. Welcome to Murderville.
Liliana SeguraThe 4th & final part of the written #Murderville series is out today, featuring some of our fave key people. One told us the state's star witness lied on the stand. "None of that happened, and I’ll swear on 10 stacks of Bibles." w/ @chronic_jordan
A murder in a small Georgia town sent a man to jail for 20 years. While he awaited trial, three more people were brutally killed. Did police get the wrong man?
Liliana SeguraTFW you end the year by completing a project that began 3+ years ago. Today our podcast is in wide release. Cheers to all who made it happen, especially my excellent partner in crime @chronic_jordan. #Murderville
Liliana SeguraThis is sad and haunting in a way that's so different from the things I usually read that are sad and haunting. You should read it, especially if you're a journalist who tries to do right by your subjects and sources.