A Wrongful Execution In Dallas

In 1954, Dallas district attorney Henry Wade convinced a jury to sentence Tommy Lee Walker to death for the rape and murder of Venice Parker. A closer look at the details of the crime, though, cast serious doubt as to whether Walker was the real killer. This hour, we’ll talk about how racial prejudice and the thirst for a conviction may have cost a man his life with Mary Mapes, whose investigation into the case appears in the current issue of D magazine.

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