Today's Philadelphia Inquirer publishes the editorial, "Dead end for D.A." Here's the beginning:
Jailed for life for a vicious murder he insists he did not commit, Anthony Wright spent nearly half his time behind bars awaiting the day last month when he appeared before a Philadelphia judge to hear the good news that he had been granted a new trial.
Any sense of relief for Wright and his legal team, though, has been brief.
Even before Wright, 43, officially returned to the status of defendant rather than convict, prosecutors made it clear that they would seek another first-degree murder verdict. District Attorney Seth Williams' legal team remains unconvinced by DNA and other evidence revealed with the help of attorneys from the Innocence Project at Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in New York.
That compelling evidence suggests not only that Wright is likely innocent of the 1991 slaying of 77-year-old Louise Talley in her Nicetown home, but also that a now-dead career criminal was the actual killer.
Earlier unrelated coverage from Pennsylvania begins at the link.