Simpson Thacher Wins 2nd Chance For Man On Death Row

By Aebra Coe (December 23, 2015, 3:29 PM EST) -- A man who was sentenced to death 22 years ago for the murder of two women has had his conviction overturned by the Missouri Supreme Court after a Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP pro bono team was able to convince the court he was beaten into a confession.

The state Supreme Court concluded last month that new evidence presented by Reginald Clemons' attorneys at Simpson Thacher shows that Clemons — who spent the last two decades on death row for the alleged 1991 murders — was beaten by police officers and that his confession to the crime was coerced, a violation...

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