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Two New Death Sentences in Texas

To date this year, there has been at least one resentence (Brian Edwards Davis in Harris County) and two new death sentences.

  • On March 16, 2011, jurors in the case of Cortne’ Mareese Robinson sentenced him to death for the 2009 murder of 82-year-old Frank Zabokrtsky. Robinson was 18 years old at the time of the crime and is the first of three co-defendants to go on trial.  This is only the second death sentence imposed in Harrison County since 1976.
  • On March 21, 2011 jurors in Galveston County sentenced Travis Mullis to death for the sexual assault and murder of his three-month-old son Alijah.  Mullis’ attorneys presented evidence of their client’s mental disorders and history of childhood sexual abuse.


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