The article “Mo. Exoneration Bid Tests Limits Of Prosecutorial Power” tells the story of Lamar Johnson, who was convicted of murder in Missouri in 1995. However, both Johnson and St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner agree he did not actually commit the crime.
Johnson’s case became the subject of a Missouri Supreme Court hearing on April 14, but the topic of the hearing focused on not if Johnson was guilty or innocent, but whether Gardner had the authority to exonerate him, posing the question, “can a prosecutor start the process of righting a wrongful conviction?”
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