The case of a Texas man who was wrongly convicted of murdering a former boyfriend has made headlines around the world.
A federal judge overturned the conviction of 29-year-old Christopher Boyles on the grounds that he had been framed by the authorities for the murder of a 16-year old girl he had previously had an affair with.
But Boyles’ attorney, Scott McAlister, argues that the judge’s ruling is a miscarriage of justice and that he is a free man.
Mr McAlison told ABC News that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling should be appealed.
He told the news channel: ‘The United States Supreme Court has issued a very, very important ruling that this man did not commit the crime that he was accused of committing.’
And I think the American people should know that this ruling, this precedent has been set, that we are now able to overturn the convictions of innocent people, because the United States supreme court has now upheld this.’
The American people deserve to know that the courts will not be able to convict them of crimes that they did not do.’
The case has brought attention to the plight of black Americans in the U of T, a city that has seen a high number of lynchings and other racist killings over the past few decades.
The murder of 17-year of her sister, a black girl, in 1963 led to the deaths of thousands of black people in the South.