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11/03/03

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Visit this page regularly to find out the latest information about Willie's case.

January 2003: 
As of now, we are still waiting for a response from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

September 2002:
Judge Harmon granted the motion to have the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals investigate Willie's right to have a DNA test.  DNA evidence was originally taken, however, it was destroyed for some unknown reason before the results were revealed.  The case is now on hold in the Federal District Court until the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reaches a decision.

July 2002:
Courtney and Fazel requested a court-appointed investigator to look into the following issues:
bulletThe jurors in the case requested to be informed of the definition of "life in prison" during the pretrial, and were denied that request. 
bulletThe DNA evidence that was destroyed.

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