Clemons says confession coerced

Death row inmate Reginald Clemons is in court today, arguing that he not only does not deserve a death sentence; he does not deserve to be in prison at all. The state supreme court has appointed a special judge to recommend what the court should do.  Clemons is one of four people convicted in the deaths of two sisters who were raped and thrown off the Chain of Rocks bridge in St. Louis.  A male cousin of the girls was forced to jump into the river survived.

Clemons says his confession, which he has recanted, was beaten out of him. Clemons almost was executive in 2009 before a federal appeals court blocked it.  One of the other men onvicted has been executed. A second one is service life  and a third one is on parole.