The Innocence Project, Reed's legal team, tweeted that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals had granted an indefinite stay.The appeals court ruled in favor of Reed's defense team, who filed an appeal this week claiming that Reed is innocent.
Rodney Reed case: Mounting calls to halt execution of Texas death row inmate who maintains innocence
Police had Reed's DNA available for testing from a separate sexual assault investigation, according to a 2018 prosecution motion asking to dismiss one of Reed's appeals.But in the commutation request, Reed's defense attorneys argue the state relied on inaccurate science.
As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began, he said, "I love you all" and then added, "I feel it.Prosecutors said Sparks' attack began when he stabbed his 30-year-old wife, Chare Agnew, 18 times as she lay in her bed.
Texas execution today: Larry Swearingen gets lethal injection for 1998 slaying of college student Melissa Trotter
Larry Swearingen, 48, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the December 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter.Blackburn said Swearingen killed Trotter because he was angry that she had stood him up for a date.
USA TODAY Published 9:41 AM EDT Apr 4, 2019 Only days after the U.In his written opinion, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh said the court could either allow all chaplains into the execution chambers or none.
Jakarta has filed an official protest with Saudi Arabia after the oil-rich kingdom executed an Indonesian domestic worker without notifying her family or consular staff.President Joko Widodo criticized the decision Wednesday, saying the government has officially protested to Riyadh and demanded better protection of Indonesian workers in the country.
© Pixabay PHOTO: US Passport processing fees will increase in April.The execution fee, however, is only charged to people who apply in person at an official passport agency, such as the U.
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of death row convict Tahir Merchant in the sensational 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.Besides Salem, the court had sentenced Karimullah Khan to life imprisonment, while awarding 10 years in jail to the fifth convict, Riyaz Siddiqui.