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Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Stay to Steven Staley

Update as of 5:00 PM on May 14: We just learned that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a stay of execution to Steven Staley. The court did not provide a reason for the reprieve, saying only that “it had determined the execution should be halted “‘pending further order by this court.'”

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New Death Sentence Imposed in North Texas

On March 23, 2012, jurors in Johnson County sentenced Mark Anthony Soliz to death for the murder of 61-year-old Nancy Weatherly during a crime spree in 2010 that stretched across […]

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First New Death Sentence of 2012 Imposed in Tarrant County

On Friday, January 27, 2012, jurors in Tarrant County sentenced Kwame Rockwell to death for the murder of a store clerk in 2010. The defense attorneys on this case, Tim Moore and […]