The execution of Charles Dean Hood, scheduled for September 10, has been stayed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The stay was not based on the highly publicized allegations that Hood's trial judge and prosecutor were involved romantically during the time of his trial, but was in response to a challenge that his jury was given flawed instructions. News accounts have also reported that, in their reprieve request to Texas Governor Rick Perry, Hood's attorneys stated that the former judge and prosecutor in question admitted to the affair under oath earlier this week in a separate civil proceeding. Thanks to all who took action on his behalf!
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Good News! - USA: Kimber Edwards' Death Sentence Commuted (UA 207/15)
The Governor of Missouri commuted the death sentence of Kimber Edwards to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole four days before he was due to be put to death.
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