While Clinton had an execution date, the prosecution met with a co-defendant and taped the interview. In this interview the co-defendant admitted to kidnapping the second victim for the first time and also to holding the gun. While Clinton was waiting to be executed, the prosecution had the evidence that showed Clinton’s claim to be true: that the co-defendant lied at Clinton’s trial. However, they hid this from Clinton’s attorneys until after his stay. This is not allowed and will hopefully have consequences.
Why is this important? Clinton has been convicted for two counts of capital murder. One of them is ‘murder during the commission of a robbery or kidnapping’ of the second victim. When it turns out that Clinton did not kidnap the second victim, and only the co-defendant did, at least one count of capital murder will be off the table. However, time will tell if that will actually happen.
Read more about it in Clinton’s latest blog here.