Great news - for a change! A Mississippi court has ordered a new trial for Cory Maye.
When Cato author Radley Balko was preparing his report on violent, no-knock, drug raids, he discovered the case of Cory Maye, who was then on death row for murdering a police officer. On closer inspection, Radley thought the shooting looked like self-defense, not murder. At Maye’s initial trial, he had lousy legal representation. Thanks to Radley’s writings about the case, Maye secured top notch lawyers for his appeal. With a new trial, Maye now stands a very good chance of getting out of prison altogether. Congratulations to Radley Balko!
Previous coverage here.