He's been convicted every time, only to have the conviction reversed on appeal
“There is something shocking about the state repeatedly trying a case until it gets a jury to follow its will”
“Somebody needs to take over this prosecution, and the [state] attorney general is the natural option,” he says. “The trouble is, attorneys general are loath to take cases out of the hands of the prosecutor. To get them to move aside is to:
imply lack of objectivity, or that they’re out of their depth, or
that they’ve made mistakes, or
that they are racially biased."
Nobody in the state of Mississippi wants to make those claims.
At this point, [the prosecutor]—who ran unopposed for re-election in 2011—certainly can’t walk away. Through six trials he has spent more than $300,000 in taxpayer money. He has nailed his feet to the floor. Asked about the case’s critics, he questions their motives.
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