A brutal murder rattled the small city of Chino Hills in 1983. Four people were found dead: stabbed or slashed dozens of times. Despite evidence that suggested three white men were the killers, only one black man was charged with the murders: Kevin Cooper. He was convicted by a jury and a judge sentenced him to death. He is currently awaiting execution. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof calls the case a national embarrassment.
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