Texas Executed Carlos DeLuna for Murder in 1989. A New Documentary Says He Was Innocent.

Texas Executed Carlos DeLuna for Murder in 1989. A New Documentary Says He Was Innocent.

A reenactment of Carlos DeLuna under the car in The Phantom.Different people tell the same story in different ways. An academic will tell it one way, a journalist another, and a filmmaker a third. All try to get at the truth in their own fashions. In telling the story of Carlos DeLuna, a young Corpus Christi man executed in 1989 for murder, that means ultimately trying to figure out: Did DeLuna really stab Wanda Lopez to death in 1983? Another way of putting it: Did Texas really execute an innocent man? DeLuna’s story has been told numerous times, by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times back in 1983, by the Chicago Tribune in 2006, by a team from the Columbia University Law School in 2012 and again in 2014. The latest telling is The Phantom, a brooding…View Original Post

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