Four Lives Lost (and the Kellers)

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

Dear Friend of Justice,

Texas Monthly just published an article about the Four Lives Lost case, by our friend, Darrell Otto. The case is sponsored by the National Center for Reason and Justice.

Also available at the Texas Monthly website is a 1994 article by Gary Cartwright on the Texas Keller case, also sponsored by the NCRJ. Be sure to also read Cartwright’s disturbing afternote, which was just added.

Too many good people will die in prison for crimes that never happened. Too many people (who consider themselves good) could care less.

A broken system can not fix itself. What happened to the Kellers could happen to anyone. Although it usually happens to the poor and powerless.

And that is why we have scant reason to hope for reform.