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To: ColdOne

Why was this halted?


10 posted on 01/29/2013 2:34:40 PM PST by peter the great
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To: peter the great

I have my own reasons why. Just me though


11 posted on 01/29/2013 2:52:44 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: peter the great

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/execution-list-2011


13 posted on 01/29/2013 2:59:48 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: peter the great

Why was this halted?

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/29/us-usa-execution-woman-idUSBRE90S11L20130129

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The execution of Kimberly McCarthy was postponed by a Texas judge on Tuesday, the day she was to die, to give her lawyers time to argue that racial discrimination played a role in choosing the jury that convicted her.

It was rescheduled for April 3 and, if carried out, McCarthy will be the first woman to be put to death in the United States in nearly three years.

Dallas County District Court Judge Larry Mitchell delayed the execution, which was scheduled to take place after 6 p.m. local time.

“Of the twelve jurors seated at trial, all were white, except one, and eligible non-white jurors were excluded from serving by the State,” said Maurie Levin, a University of Texas adjunct law professor who assisted in representing McCarthy.

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16 posted on 01/29/2013 3:38:33 PM PST by deport
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