Larry Griffin has been one of the anti-death-penalty crowd's favorite examples of an innocent person wrongly executed. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney investigated the claim and released a report today. The announcement is here, with links to the full report, an executive summary, and a press release. According to the press release, many of the "facts" promoted by Griffin's supporters are simply false. Why are we not surprised? Jim Salter reports the story for AP.
Along similar lines, the Bexar County (San Antonio) District Attorney's Office issued this report on June 26 on the Ruben Cantu case.