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Mistaken identity questions raised in 1989 Texas execution

Maurice Possley and Steve Mills of the Chicago Tribune reviewed thousands of pages of court records and found that Texas may have executed an innocent man in 1989. "<a href=",1,781241.htmlstory?coll=chi-news-hed 16 years after Carlos De Luna died by lethal injection, "the Tribune has uncovered evidence strongly suggesting that the acquaintance he named, Carlos Hernandez, was the one who killed [Wanda] Lopez in 1983." There is no definitive DNA or crime-scene evidence to clear De Luna, but reporters uncovered serious flaws in the investigation that were never presented to the jury.

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