Tag: Texas death penalty
Texas was set to execute Duane Buck last night. Texas held off until the last appeals had been decided.
Today, the Supreme Court has intervened, and granted a stay.
At Buck's sentencing hearing, the jury that set his punishment was informed by a psychologist that black people had a higher rate of violent behaviour, a statement used by the prosecution as its key argument against giving him an alternative penalty of life imprisonment.
The victim's surviving relative asked for clemency.
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