What do you think of the case of Krishna Maharaj?

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29 Oct 2014, 7:14 pm

This year has been particularly a bad year in the US in terms of revealing shocking miscarriages of justice where innocent people spent decades in prison, only to be completely exonerated. Also it was not just cases of good faith mistakes. There was even a case of a person who was supposed to be released, spending years in prison under no legal conviction, of which he received no legal advice, then he was kept in prison longer whist they sorted it out.

This case really stinks to high heaven. What shocks me is not simply the possibility the he is innocent, or the weakness of the evidence used to convict him, the lack of credibility of the tow witnesses hear, the several witness that were not heard verifying his alibi, but the mounting evidence than no only was framed, but the victim were killed by Pablo Escobar Medellin Cartel, and Miami Police were involved in framing Krishna Maharaj.

The 300 British politicians wrote to Jeb Bush asking for a for a retrial in 2001. He refused, they don't ask for a reprieve just a retrial.

Also there have been reluctance of Judges to handle this case over the years. it is like they know it smells but don't want to touch it with a barge poll.

This person was on death row. He has spent 27 in prison, I think he deserves at the very least, for the evidence that hasn't been heard to be heard.

Yes I know this sounds like a movie, but the situation in 1980s Miami was very bad. Please do your own research on this case and form your own opinion.

I think the case deserves to be retried. I think there is an issue in general with a rational approach to case review, where, there are serious questions about the quality of the justice.

In April Judge William Thomas if 11th circuit court order a full evidential hearing. I hope they get to bottom of this.



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29 Oct 2014, 8:00 pm

I think its likely that the refusal of the Florida authorities to reexamine this case suggests that there are so many similarly mishandled cases that to address all of them would be devastating to the image and institutions of the Florida justice system. (Not that stuff like this is limited to Florida) Its probably just more convenient to let this guy die in prison than to reassess hundreds or thousands of suspicious convictions, possibly pay out millions of dollars, and, most painful of all, make apologies.



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31 Oct 2014, 1:24 pm

That is unfortunately, becuase it weekend the US argument, when i questions the Justice system, and human rights of other countries.

staremaster I wonder how much exposure has this case go in the US media? I'm guessing not much.



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31 Oct 2014, 2:04 pm

^^Never heard of it before your link, personally.