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Case Updates: Kimberly McCarthy, Rigoberto Avila, and Duane Buck

It’s been an eventful week for Texas death penalty cases.  On Tuesday, June 20, Kimberly McCarthy’s attorney filed an appeal to the Dallas trial court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to stop her execution, which is scheduled to occur next Wednesday, June 26.  If it proceeds, it will be the […]

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Dallas County Jury Imposes New Death Sentence

A Dallas County jury has sentenced Naim Rasool Muhammad to death for drowning his two young sons, Elijah and Naim, in 2011.  The jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes before convicting Naim Muhammad of capital murder.  After hearing closing arguments in the penalty phase of the trial earlier today, the jury returned three hours later […]