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.
Marshall News Messenger: http://www.marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/article_622569b0-4f05-11e0-b918-001cc4c002e0.html
Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7484989.html