Texas Considers LWOP Option
Senate bill 60 in Texas would require judges in capital cases to instruct juries that they can consider life without parole as an option in capital murder cases. Prosecutors are divided in their opinion of the bill. The bill was introduced by Sen. Eddie Lucio in November and is now in the criminal justice committee.
Some Texas newspapers and columnists are more enlightened. Today, Seth Oldmixon of the Daily Texan provides vigorous support for the bill. The Brownsville Herald in this editorial also weighs in in favor of the bill.
If you live in Texas and either oppose the death penalty or believe jurors are entitled to know they have this option, contact your legislators and let them know. Check out the Texas Moratorium Network and their activism center.
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