Mixed Opinions of a Judge Accused of Misconduct - Nope, she's a murderer alright. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Mixed Opinions of a Judge Accused of Misconduct - Nope, she's a murderer alright.

The New York Times GRETEL C. KOVACH DALLAS — If Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of Texas’ highest criminal court, has ever doubted her judgment, she has not shown it.

In 1998, Judge Keller wrote the opinion rejecting a new trial for Roy Criner, a mentally retarded man convicted of rape and murder, even though DNA tests after his trial showed that it was not his semen in the victim.

“We can’t give new trials to everyone who establishes, after conviction, that they might be innocent,” she later told the television news program “Frontline.” “We would have no finality in the criminal justice system, and finality is important.”

Sharon Keller, who was first elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1994, is now its presiding judge.

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