Texecution Alert: Frances Newton May Be Innocent
Nine days and counting down to the scheduled texecution of Frances Newton. She may be innocent. The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty writes:
Frances Newton faces execution in Texas Dec. 1, despite resounding doubts about her guilt. Newton's case is a witches' brew of death penalty dysfunctions. Her trial counsel was egregiously incompetent, she has a strong innocence claim and her conviction rests largely on dubious tests conducted by the now-discredited Houston Police Department crime lab.
She will be the first African-American woman to be executed in modern Texas history. Take action here.
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