death penalty news—-TEXAS

Jan. 21 TEXAS—-new execution date William Berkley has been given an April 22 execution date; it should beconsidered serious. (sources: TDCJ & Rick Halperin) *************************** Texas man charged in deaths of 5 family members A southeast Texas man was charged Wednesday in the weekend shooting deathsof 5 family members, including his 2-year-old niece, who also […]

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death penalty news—-TEXAS

Jan. 20 TEXAS: Miscommunication led to disorder in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals The special master's report about Texas Court of Criminal AppealsPresiding Judge Sharon Keller could hardly be more withering. Her conduct "was not exemplary of a public servant." She "should have been more open and helpful." Her judgment "was highly questionable." "In […]

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death penalty news—-TEXAS

Jan. 20 TEXAS: Report: Texas Judge Shouldn't Lose Job Over Death-Row Inmate Controversy An embattled Texas judge who closed her court before a death-row inmatecould file his final appeal should not lose her job or receive any furtherpunishment beyond the "public humiliation" she has faced, a judgepresiding over her ethics trial said in a report […]

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death penalty news—-TEXAS

Jan. 20 TEXAS—-new execution date Man convicted of killing deputy set for execution An execution date of March 11 has been set for an Indiana-native convictedof killing an off-duty Bexar County sheriff's deputy 10 years ago,according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Joshua Maxwell, 31, was convicted in 2002 for kidnapping, robbing andshooting Sgt. […]

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death penalty news—-TEXAS/USA

Jan. 19 TEXAS/USA: Defense attorney's death penalty book a compelling read for opponents andsupporters I've never met David Dow, a University of Houston law professor who servesas litigation director for the Texas Defender Service. But I've known himas a voice on the phone for more than a decade, listening to him talkpassionately about the death […]

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death penalty news—-TEXAS

Jan. 17 TEXAS: Bowman may face death penalty The capital murder case of Wallace Bowman Jr., will be tried in FortWorth, but District Attorney Jack McGaughey is still weighing his decisionon whether to seek the death penalty. In a pretrial hearing this week, the 97th District Court handled a seriesof primarily procedural motions in half […]

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death penalty news—-TEXAS

Jan. 16 TEXAS: DA weighs death penalty for Bowman The capital murder trial of Wallace Bowman Jr., will be tried in FortWorth, but District Attorney Jack McGaughey is still weighing his decisionon whether or not to seek the death penalty. In Thursday's 1st pre-trial hearing, the 97th District Court handled aseries of primarily procedural motions […]

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2 Indicted for Capital Murder

Jan. 15 TEXAS: 2 indicted for capital murder A Kaufman County grand jury Wednesday returned 2 separate indictments forcapital murder in connection with a November 2009 double homicide. Martin McKee, 37, of Farmers Branch, and Virginia Gail Youngblood, 49, ofDallas, were indicted for capital murder. On Nov. 10, 2009, a resident jogging in the early […]

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