Saturday, December 27, 2008

Juan Ramos

32. Juan Ramos Florida Conviction: 1983, Acquitted: 1987
Despite a jury recommendation of life in prison, Juan Ramos was sentenced to death for rape and murder. No physical evidence linked Ramos to the victim or the scene of the crime. The Florida Supreme Court granted Ramos a new trial because of the prosecution's improper use of evidence. At retrial, Ramos was acquitted. (Ramos v. State, 496 So.2d 121 (Fla. 1986) and St. Petersburg Times, 7/9/99).
Read "Freed From Death Row" by Sydney Freedberg in The St. Petersburg Times

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