20 April 2018 :
In a 6-3 decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of death-row prisoner Marion Wilson, 42, Hispanic. The Court reversed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit after finding that the appeals court failed to consider the state post-conviction court's reasoning when denying Wilson relief on his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. The case was returned to the Eleventh Circuit for further review under the appropriate standard. Wilson, at that time member of the Folks gang, was sentenced to death in Baldwin County on November 7, 1997 in the March 28, 1996 murder of Donovan Corey Parks.