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Texas Death Penalty Case Updates

There have been a number of developments with death penalty cases in the last two weeks, including a new death sentence, a jury rejection of a capital murder charge, and […]

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Execution Date to be Withdrawn for Man with Severe Mental Illness

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, State District Judge Wayne Salvant plans to withdraw the execution date he set for Steven Staley in order to conduct yet another hearing to […]

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Mental Health Work in Houston

George Parnham, a criminal defense lawyer, wrote an article in the March 26, 2010 issue of the Houston Chronicle on the mental health pilot reform project, Houston Police Department’s Chronic […]

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Two Denials to DNA Testing and One Upheld Conviction Maintain Number of Inmates on Texas Death Row

On Wednesday, February 9, 2010 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied additional DNA testing and upheld convictions for three death row inmates. The Dallas Morning News (2-10- 2010) reported […]

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More on the Panetti Decision

StandDown Texas has posted all of the national and state-based media coverage of the Panetti decision. Go to what happens now to Scott Panetti? Well, the justices found that […]