Twitter Saves Man From the Death Row Needle

Thanks to a juror who tweeted some nonsense about shitty coffee, broken hearts, and—most importantly—being a juror, convicted Arkansas murderer Erickson Dimas-Martinez will escape lethal injection, at least for a while longer. Twitter saves lives!

The Arkansas Supreme Court just overturned Dimas-Martinez's murder conviction after ruling that "it is in no way appropriate for a juror to state musings, thoughts or other information about a case in such a public fashion," and ordered a new trial. The court's also going to consider whether people should have access to mobile phones during trials, but that seems to raise Eighth Amendment issues regarding cruel and unusual punishment.

[BBC. Image via AP]