A good article reviewing his case in the Houston press has concluded:We'll never know what would have come of Soffar's latest appeals. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently agreed to hear his case, perhaps one of the last chances he would have had at an exoneration. The court was scheduled to hear oral arguments tomorrow.
Over the years, attorneys and various organisations and supporters have pointed repeatedly to his case as one of a grave miscarriage of justice.
For example, back in 2007, John Holdridge, Director of the ACLU Capital Punishment project had declared:
This case is a textbook example
of a miscarriage of justice," said John Holdridge, Director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project. "From a false confession to two unfair trials and death sentences, the problems with Max Soffar's case are gravely troubling. We must not allow the state of Texas to execute an innocent man.
Max Soffar was part of the cases we were following and our thoughts go to his family and friends. May Max Soffar rest in peace -
And long live the Innocents.