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Court of Inquiry Ruling Postponed

On October 14, 2010, State District Judge Charlie Baird convened a court of inquiry into whether Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongfully executed and whether or not state officials committed a crime in how they handled his case prior to the execution.

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Prosecutors Urge for Punishment of Judge Sharon Keller

“Effort to Remove Judge Resumes”, Austin American Statesman, Chuck Lindell On Wednesday, February 17, 2010, prosecutors objected to a report which said Judge Sharon Keller broke no law in 2007 when she refused to accept a last minute appeal to stop the execution of Michael Richard. Prosecutors argue that Keller deserves to be reprimanded or […]

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Media response to recommendation not to reprimand Judge Keller

Steve Hall of the StandDown Texas Project has compiled a list of news stories related to last week’s recommendation by San Antonio District Judge David Berchelmann that the state’s highest criminal judge, Sharon Keller, should be neither removed from office nor reprimand for her conduct in a 2007 death penalty case. A brief history on […]