Did Texas execute an innocent man? Did it leave the real killer on the streets to terrorize his neighbors for years to come?
The Wrong Carlos and this accompanying website help to answer these haunting questions. Based on one of the most thorough investigations of a criminal case in U.S. history, the groundbreaking book by Columbia Law School Professor James Liebman and a team of his former students: Shawn Crowley, Andrew Markquart, Lauren Rosenberg, Lauren Gallo White and Daniel Zharkovsky, uncovers evidence that Carlos DeLuna, a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence who was executed in Texas in 1989, was innocent.
All the evidence is here for readers to explore, and decide for themselves: crime-scene photos, law enforcement and court records, newspaper and TV coverage, police audiotape of the manhunt ending in DeLuna’s arrest, videotaped interviews, interactive map and much more. These sources represent the most complete set of primary records and witness interviews (many of them videotaped) that has ever been compiled on an American capital case or, we believe, on an American criminal case of any sort.
Watch short interviews with people involved in the case: