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CACJ Commends Governor Newsom for Bold Leadership Regarding Death Penalty

Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
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This morning California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order furthering DNA testing in Kevin Cooper's case. Mr. Cooper was sentenced to death for the 1983 murder of four individuals. In recent years, there has been growing concern that Cooper was wrongfully convicted. The order for testing will help to resolve some of the questions regarding this case. CACJ previously urged a grant of clemency or a reprieve for Cooper.

The New York Times published a detailed expose on the case. Click the link to the article for all the details.

Earlier Governor Jerry Brown had mandated further testing, Governor Newsom's Executive Order, linked here, goes even further.

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