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  • High court decision forces Dallas to give black inmate retrial

    08/14/2005 6:22:24 AM PDT · by Shawndell Green · 17 replies · 649+ views
    AP via HoustonChronicle.com ^ | Aug. 13, 2005 | NA
    Racial makeup of jury that convicted Miller-El renews concerns about discrimination DALLAS - A Supreme Court decision citing racial discrimination during trial provided Thomas Miller-El, convicted or murder, an opportunity to leave Texas' death row after 20 years, but Dallas prosecutors will try to prevent that by retrying him. Dallas District Attorney Bill Hill says the high court's decision in June doesn't question the guilt of Miller-El, a black defendant accused of killing a white hotel clerk and wounding another during a robbery. His office says the state will again seek the death penalty. Prosecutors have until late November to...