Debra Jean Milke spent 22 years on death row after being implicated in the murder of her 4-year-old son. Now she’s being freed on a $250k bond pending a retrial, thanks to a belated reconsideration of the record, ethics and honesty of the detective who served as the lead witness in her trial. But did she kill her kid, or not?
In an ongoing feature, Crime Library will shed a light on the women spending the rest of their lives on death row in prisons across America. When an Arizona jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder, questions were raised regarding the other women on death row in Arizona. If the jury decides to give Jodi the death penalty, she will join the following list of women.