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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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Cost of the Death Penalty Trials Deterring Prosecutors

According to an article in today’s Amarillo Globe-News, “Death penalty pursuit: cost vs. certainty” (February 1, 2010), local prosecutors are weighing the cost of death penalty trials when deciding whether or not to seek a death sentence in capital murder cases. The exorbitant cost of pursuing the death penalty appears to be one of the […]