New Trial for Longest Serving Texas Death Row Inmate

Client is Texas' longest serving death row inmate, tried three times for 1975 Dallas robbery-murder. Client lost every stage of appeal following most recent 1992 trial. With appellate team led by three U.T. Law School professors, appealed to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Penry jury instruction claims, lost, and then appealed in early 2007 to U.S. Supreme Court on petition for writ of certiorari. Court delayed execution, and in May 2007 reversed for reconsideration in light of two other recent Court decisions. Fifth Circuit reconsidered and reversed, ordering a new sentencing trial. Supreme Court rejected Texas Attorney General's petition for certiorari.

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