As if any of the stories isn’t, but here’s a story of a mentally retarded convicted man whose death sentence had been converted to life without parole. He didn’t learn about the ruling in time however, and killed himself.
Yes, I know we should factor in the original victim as well. Point is, he shouldn’t have been on death row to begin with, and once the 2002 Supreme Court ruling was made, it should have taken less than 8 years to resolve this case. Whatever he “deserved” on the cosmic level we mortals will never know. What is clear is that the system has one more senseless death on its hands.