Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hearing Delayed in Texas Death Penalty Case

A Texas hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty was delayed today when the state's highest criminal court issued an order staying proceedings for at least 15 days while defense attorneys and prosecutors submit briefs on their positions.

More on today's stay is here.

The hearing, in the case of John Edward Green, was the first in Texas history to examine the substantial risk of wrongful convictions in a Texas capital trial.