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San Antonio Express-News
Charge dropped against second adult who had sex with Conroe ISD studentthe motion to dismiss the charge against Brian Ortiz due to lack of evidence.
Charge dropped against second adult who had sex with Conroe ISD student
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 21 hours ago
the motion to dismiss the charge against Brian Ortiz due to lack of evidence. The dismissal request came days after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed a lower court's reversal of the same conviction against ex-Conroe ISD Police Sgt.... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputyHOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state distric
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputy
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted yesterday
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state district judge's decision to dismiss charges against a Harris County deputy constable recorded kicking a man on the ground during a traffic stop five years ago. The Harris... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputyHOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state distric
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputy
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted yesterday
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state district judge's decision to dismiss charges against a Harris County deputy constable recorded kicking a man on the ground during a traffic stop five years ago. The Harris... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputyHOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state distric
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputy
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted yesterday
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state district judge's decision to dismiss charges against a Harris County deputy constable recorded kicking a man on the ground during a traffic stop five years ago. The Harris... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputyHOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state distric
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputy
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted yesterday
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state district judge's decision to dismiss charges against a Harris County deputy constable recorded kicking a man on the ground during a traffic stop five years ago. The Harris... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputyHOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state distric
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputy
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted yesterday
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state district judge's decision to dismiss charges against a Harris County deputy constable recorded kicking a man on the ground during a traffic stop five years ago. The Harris... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputyHOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state distric
Appeals court restores charges against Harris County deputy
KXXV Waco / Posted yesterday
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a state district judge's decision to dismiss charges against a Harris County deputy constable recorded kicking a man on the ground during a traffic stop five years ago. The Harris... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Hollywood stars rally behind 'San Antonio Four'without bars," as one of the women put it, tirelessly fighting for exoneration
Hollywood stars rally behind 'San Antonio Four'
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
without bars," as one of the women put it, tirelessly fighting for exoneration as their case awaits a ruling from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Meantime, they've been traveling around the country with the film and filmmaker, trying to... Read more
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Fort Worth Weekly
Final EncoreMcCain wanted the court –– and the state –– to acknowledge that his case was wo
Final Encore
Fort Worth Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
McCain wanted the court –– and the state –– to acknowledge that his case was woefully short on evidence, including DNA. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied the motion last week. Now a year shy of becoming a senior citizen, McCain has been in... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Bail policies put unfair burden on low-income defendants, Texas judge saysout that families are separated, jobs are lost and bills go unpaid. Hecht and
Bail policies put unfair burden on low-income defendants, Texas judge says
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 7 days ago
out that families are separated, jobs are lost and bills go unpaid. Hecht and Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, this year instructed the Texas Judicial Council to develop recommendations to make the... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Bail policies put unfair burden on low-income defendants, Texas judge saysout that families are separated, jobs are lost and bills go unpaid. Hecht and
Bail policies put unfair burden on low-income defendants, Texas judge says
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 7 days ago
out that families are separated, jobs are lost and bills go unpaid. Hecht and Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, this year instructed the Texas Judicial Council to develop recommendations to make the... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Bail policies put unfair burden on low-income defendants, Texas judge saysout that families are separated, jobs are lost and bills go unpaid. Hecht and
Bail policies put unfair burden on low-income defendants, Texas judge says
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 7 days ago
out that families are separated, jobs are lost and bills go unpaid. Hecht and Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, this year instructed the Texas Judicial Council to develop recommendations to make the... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Texas high court hands Dallas oil heir Al Hill III a win against former DA Craig WatkinsA unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that a former Dalla
Texas high court hands Dallas oil heir Al Hill III a win against former DA Craig Watkins
Dallas Morning News / Posted 7 days ago
A unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that a former Dallas County judge was correct in holding a hearing to address allegations of prosecutorial misconduct by former Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins lodged by an... Read more
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Fort Worth Weekly
Final EncoreMcCain wanted the court –– and the state –– to acknowledge that his case was wo
Final Encore
Fort Worth Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
McCain wanted the court –– and the state –– to acknowledge that his case was woefully short on evidence, including DNA. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied the motion last week. Now a year shy of becoming a senior citizen, McCain has been in... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Bail policies put unfair burden on low-income defendants, Texas judge saysout that families are separated, jobs are lost and bills go unpaid. Hecht and
Bail policies put unfair burden on low-income defendants, Texas judge says
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 8 days ago
out that families are separated, jobs are lost and bills go unpaid. Hecht and Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, this year instructed the Texas Judicial Council to develop recommendations to make the... Read more
3 related stories
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Dallas Morning News
Texas high court hands Dallas oil heir All Hill III a win against former DA Craig WatkinsA unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that a former Dalla
Texas high court hands Dallas oil heir All Hill III a win against former DA Craig Watkins
Dallas Morning News / Posted 8 days ago
A unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that a former Dallas County judge was correct in holding a hearing to address allegations of prosecutorial misconduct by former Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins lodged by an... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Texas high court hands Dallas oil heir a winA unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that a former Dalla
Texas high court hands Dallas oil heir a win
Dallas Morning News / Posted 8 days ago
A unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that a former Dallas County judge was correct in holding a hearing to address allegations of prosecutorial conduct by former Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins by an heir to a... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersthis year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most s
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KXXV Waco / Posted 8 days ago
this year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most surprising is that six were stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, including four stays in four weeks. The state's highest criminal court is packed with former... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersthis year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most s
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 8 days ago
this year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most surprising is that six were stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, including four stays in four weeks. The state's highest criminal court is packed with former... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersthis year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most s
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 8 days ago
this year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most surprising is that six were stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, including four stays in four weeks. The state's highest criminal court is packed with former... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersthis year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most s
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 8 days ago
this year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most surprising is that six were stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, including four stays in four weeks. The state's highest criminal court is packed with former... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersthis year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most s
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 8 days ago
this year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most surprising is that six were stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, including four stays in four weeks. The state's highest criminal court is packed with former... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersthis year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most s
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 8 days ago
this year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Perhaps most surprising is that six were stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, including four stays in four weeks. The state's highest criminal court is packed with former... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Appeals court rules sex between former CISD cop, student legalHOUSTON - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a former police sergea
Appeals court rules sex between former CISD cop, student legal
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 12 days ago
HOUSTON - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a former police sergeant with the Conroe Independent School District did not violate the law when he had a sexual relationship with a student. Christopher Lee Sutton was convicted in September... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Lawyers pray for judicial year in annual Red MassGABE HERNANDEZ/CALLER-TIMES Justice Greg Perkes of the 13th Court of Appeals (l
Lawyers pray for judicial year in annual Red Mass
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 13 days ago
GABE HERNANDEZ/CALLER-TIMES Justice Greg Perkes of the 13th Court of Appeals (left) and appeals judge Kevin Yeary of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals enter during Red Mass on Thursday. GABE HERNANDEZ/CALLER-TIMES San Patricio County Judge Terry... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Former Conroe ISD sergeant didn’t violate law by having sex with 17-old student, appeals court rulesThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a former Conroe ISD police serge
Former Conroe ISD sergeant didn’t violate law by having sex with 17-old student, appeals court rules
Dallas Morning News / Posted 14 days ago
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a former Conroe ISD police sergeant didn't violate the law by having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student who went to another school. The student had sexual contact with Sutton at least five... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Documentary exposes shameful chapter in San Antonio historyFour, are still fighting to be exonerated officially. They remain in limbo as t
Documentary exposes shameful chapter in San Antonio history
Houston Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
Four, are still fighting to be exonerated officially. They remain in limbo as they await a decision on their fate from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. As bleak and heartbreaking as much of the 90-minute doc is, it also can be surprisingly... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Appeals court: Sex between school officer, student is OK in this casehe had a sexual relationship with a male student who attended school on a separ
Appeals court: Sex between school officer, student is OK in this case
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 days ago
he had a sexual relationship with a male student who attended school on a separate campus, according to a ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Tuesday's ruling upheld a previous decision by the 9th Court of Appeals in July 2015 that... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Texas sees an unusual lull in executionsmen have been executed so far this year, while 13 death sentences have been hal
Texas sees an unusual lull in executions
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 14 days ago
men have been executed so far this year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Six were stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which recently issued four stays in four weeks. Though executions and new death sentences... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Texas Sees an Unusual Lull in Executions - Texas Sees an Unusual Lull in Executions by Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune Sept. 14 2016 The last execution in Texas was more than five months ago the longest gap since 2008. While the hiatus eight ye...men have been executed so far this year, while 13 death sentences have been hal
Texas Sees an Unusual Lull in Executions - Texas Sees an Unusual Lull in Executions by Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune Sept. 14 2016 The last execution in Texas was more than five months ago the longest gap since 2008. While the hiatus eight ye...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 15 days ago
men have been executed so far this year, while 13 death sentences have been halted or delayed. Six were stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which recently issued four stays in four weeks. Though executions and new death sentences... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Appeals court: No drug retests needed for Texas executionsthe gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to re
Appeals court: No drug retests needed for Texas executions
Connecticut Post / Posted 16 days ago
the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs is shown. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, viewed historically as little more than a speedbump on condemned inmates' road to the death... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Appeals court: No drug retests needed for Texas executionsthe gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to re
Appeals court: No drug retests needed for Texas executions
Darien News-Review / Posted 16 days ago
the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs is shown. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, viewed historically as little more than a speedbump on condemned inmates' road to the death... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Appeals court: No drug retests needed for Texas executionsthe gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to re
Appeals court: No drug retests needed for Texas executions
Stamford Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs is shown. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, viewed historically as little more than a speedbump on condemned inmates' road to the death... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Top Texas court unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court unlikely source of execution reprieves
KTXS Abilene / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals historically has been seen as little more than a speed bump on a condemned inmate's road to... Read more
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Boston Herald
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's road to... Read more
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FOX News
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
FOX News / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's road to... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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ABC Montana
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
ABC Montana / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprievesthe gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to re
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 19 days ago
the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs is shown. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, viewed historically as little more than a speedbump on condemned inmates' road to the death... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprievesthe gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to re
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
Connecticut Post / Posted 19 days ago
the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs is shown. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, viewed historically as little more than a speedbump on condemned inmates' road to the death... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprievesthe gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to re
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
The New Canaan News / Posted 19 days ago
the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs is shown. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, viewed historically as little more than a speedbump on condemned inmates' road to the death... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieveshas become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation'
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 19 days ago
has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a condemned inmate's... Read more
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