In 1993, Reginald Clemons was convicted and sentenced to death for his alleged participation in the brutal rapes and murders of two sisters at the Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri. Over twenty years later, and after several unsuccessful appeals by Clemons, the Supreme Court of Missouri vacated his convictions. The court found that the prosecution had failed to disclose evidence to Clemons’s trial counsel that suggested that he may have given his confession involuntarily. The court concluded that this evidence was sufficiently important that the prosecution’s failure to disclose it undermined confidence in the trial court’s verdict
“A Verdict Worthy of Confidence”: The Weakening of Brady’s “Materiality” Requirement in Missouri,
82 Mo. L. Rev.
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