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Texas death penalty

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Local attorney wins round for client on death row

A longtime death row inmate represented by a San Marcos attorney has been granted a new punishment phase of his trial after the state's highest criminal appeals court ruled that jurors at his 1985 trial were not told the extent to which they could consider childhood abuse as a mitigating factor.