Supreme Court Halts Execution of John Balentine

The high court said it stopped the lethal injection to review a petition from Balentine’s lawyer that contended his legal help at trial and in early stages of his appeal was deficient. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused a similar appeal and Balentine’s attorney, Lydia Brandt, wanted the Supreme Court to look at that refusal.

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