Linda Geffin, a Texas prosecutor who helped secure the death penalty for a convicted murder in 1997—Duane Buck, who killed his girlfriend and her male friend—is now opposing his death penalty. She doesn't doubt he did the crime, but thinks the jury decided on the death penalty because of racially charged testimony by prison psychologist Walter Quijano.
And here's Geffin in her own words:
Fourteen years after the trial, I saw on the Internet the offensive testimony in black and white. And when I had the opportunity to read it and to really absorb what it was saying, it was so—I had so much clarity that it was racially offensive, it was egregious, and it was error. So I emailed Mr. Buck’s lawyer and asked how I could help.
Good for Ms. Geffin. It's always heartening when a prosecutor has the guts to say "we fucked up."