UPDATE from Radley Balko (July 1, 2011):
After 10 years of incarceration, and seven years after a jury sentenced him to die, 30-year-old Cory Maye will soon be going home. Mississippi Circuit Court Judge Prentiss Harrell signed a plea agreement Friday morning… read more from Radley.
This video from Corey Maye’s appeal (windows media player) is from 2009, but it’s an interesting case that has drawn national media attention. It involves issues such as person’s right to protect his family, the war on drugs, obtaining & serving warrants, and a person’s constitutional right to be tried in his own community. You can bet the MSLP will be following Corey Maye’s new trial and the updates from the person who first shined a national spotlight on the Corey Maye story, Radley Balko.
If you’re interested in following the case, the appeal video (above) details some of the errors made by the state as well as some of the issues that will be addressed in the new trial. For more background, watch the video below from Reason TV.