Convicting the Innocent
Edward Lee Elmore
Edward Lee Elmore obtained his release from prison after entering an “Alford plea” in 2013. In an “Alford plea,” the defendant concedes that the prosecution has sufficient evidence to proceed with the case but the accused does not admit to committing the crime. Elmore entered the plea in exchange for time served--over thirty years, twenty-eight on death row--in order to secure his release from prison.
When Innocence Isn't Enough
Brandon L. Garrett, The Banality of Wrongful Executions (Review Essay), 112 Mich. L. Rev. 979, 985-988 (2014)
Death Row Stories: Edward Lee Elmore
'Are they gonna kill me?'
Raymond Bonner: Anatomy of Injustice
Edward Lee Elmore Freed after Thirty Years