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Death Penalty Sentence in Harris County Marks First Such Sentence Since 2007

Harris County juries sentenced Mabry Landor III to death row this week in the fatal shooting of Houston Police officer Timothy Abernethy. Jurors deemed Landor as posing a future threat to society and thus opted for a death sentence. Landor’s capital punishment sentence is the third this year in Texas and the first death sentence […]

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International Coverage of Death Penalty Decline Rates in Texas

With the Supreme Court stay of Hank Skinner’s execution on March 24, 2010 much attention has been drawn to the capital punishment system in Texas and recent trends which may suggest a slow death of the institution. An article by BBC News “Is the death penalty on death row?” (March 30, 2010) cites the steady […]