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Statement from Humberto Leal’s Lawyer

The following statement is attributed to Sandra L. Babcock, attorney for Humberto Leal Garcia: “Today the United States stumbled in its commitment to the rule of law.  Mr. Leal, tragically, will suffer the consequences.  He will be executed tonight, despite the fact that his right to consular assistance was violated.  If he had had the […]

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Travis County Sentences Man to Death

On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, Milton Dwayne Gobert was sentenced to death in the 2003 killing of Mel Kernena Cotton in North Austin. Gobert is the first new death sentence to be handed down from Texas juries this year. Although it is unique for a capital punishment sentence to come from Travis County, Gobert will […]