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Angelina County Rejects Death Penalty for Kimberly Saenz

Yesterday, April 2, 2012, a jury in Angelina County, Texas rejected the death penalty for Kimberly Saenz, a former nurse, and instead sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole. ¬†They reportedly deliberated for less than an hour. ¬†Last week, the jury convicted Saenz of killing five patients at the DaVita Dialysis […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Throws Out Two Death Sentences

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals threw out two death sentences, ordering new punishment trials for both. The decision was made in line with changes in punishment evidence rules ordered by the United States Supreme Court in death penalty cases. Roy Gene Smith, a death row inmate for 20 years, […]