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Crime Texas Death Row Inmate Gains Support As Execution Looms

23:05  07 november  2019
23:05  07 november  2019 Source:   patch.com

Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death

  Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death A white supremacist gang member on Texas' death row faces execution Wednesday evening for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall, 38, was condemned for the October 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz. Prosecutors said Hall killed Billhartz, 29, with an extension cord from his drug house in El Paso and then buried her body in the New Mexico desert. Hall has been on death row since being sentenced in 2005. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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This short statement is what you'll find under Larry Swearingen's death row record for his summary of incident. However, he's arguing that the details of his case, and the murder of Melissa Trotter, are As of the Friday before his latest set execution date, a Texas appeals court denied a stay of execution .

AUSTIN, TX — With a Nov. 20 date for his execution looming, a Texas death row inmate has gained a growing number of supporters believing his claims of innocence while pleading for clemency.

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According to multiple news reports, Rodney Reed has garnered support from the likes of "Dr. Phil" McGraw and Kim Kardashian West as part of a growing number of people urging Gov. Greg Abbott to show clemency toward the inmate. Last Friday, the European Union weighed in as well, urging clemency for Reed on the basis that evidence "casts substantial doubt as to his culpability." Some 130,000 additional supporters have urged mercy in a Change.org petition calling for the halt to the planned execution.

Texas man executed in 2002 strangulation

  Texas man executed in 2002 strangulation HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Justen Hall in the 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz (all times local): 6:42 p.m. A white supremacist gang member has been executed for strangling a West Texas woman over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. The 38-year-old Hall was condemned for the October 2002 killing of 29-year-old Melanie Billhartz.Prosecutors say Hall strangled Billhartz with an extension cord from his El Paso drug house and buried her body in the New Mexico desert.

As his November 20 execution date looms , a growing chorus of supporters say a Texas death row inmate is innocent of murder and deserves Several new witnesses have also come forward in recent months in support of Rodney Reed, including a witness who submitted testimony last week that

This short statement is what you'll find under Larry Swearingen's death row record for his summary of incident. However, he's arguing that the details of his case, and the murder of Melissa Trotter, are As of the Friday before his latest set execution date, a Texas appeals court denied a stay of execution .

Reed, 51, was found guilty in the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacy Stites, but a witness submitting testimony last week claimed another man, victim's fiancé, confessed to the crime. The case has yielded racial undertones given that Reed is black while the woman killed was white. Moreover, Reed was convicted by an all-white jury.

According to extensive media coverage of the case, Reed was arrested after sperm was found inside Stites' body, prompting his arrest in 1998 after prosecutors said the woman had been raped prior to being killed. According to reports, prosecutors said the woman spent an evening at home with her fiancé before being intercepted by her attacker between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., raped and strangled with her body left in a remote area in Bastrop, Texas.

Execution Delayed Again For Texas 7 Death Row Inmate Patrick Murphy

  Execution Delayed Again For Texas 7 Death Row Inmate Patrick Murphy Just days before he was set to die for murdering an Irving police officer in 2000, death row inmate Patrick Murphy will have his execution delayed for the second time this year. © Provided by CBS Broadcasting Inc.Murphy was part of a group of prison escapees known as the Texas 7 that killed officer Aubrey Hawkins during a crime spree on Christmas Eve.Murphy was granted the stay of execution Thursday after the state refused to allow him to have a Buddhist chaplain hours before he was scheduled to be put to death on Nov. 13.

This short statement is what you'll find under Larry Swearingen's death row record for his summary of incident. However, he's arguing that the details of his case, and the murder of Melissa Trotter, are As of the Friday before his latest set execution date, a Texas appeals court denied a stay of execution .

A growing list of celebrities and a bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers are the latest to call on Governor Greg Abbott to halt the execution of a death row inmate amid what the lawmakers call a "cloud of doubt surrounding his guilt." Rodney Reed, who maintains his innocence in the 1996 murder

Originally denying having known her, Reed later claimed to have had consensual sex with the woman with whom he claims he was having an affair. This is how he explained how his sperm was found inside the victim.

It's that sperm — specifically its life cycle —that may now decide Reed's fate. Forensic experts support Reed's claim of consensual sex after concluding sperm could survive up to 72 hours inside a body after sex. A medical examiner whose testimony once supported the state's arguments later changed his account to say there is no evidence indicating the presence of Reed's sperm in Stites' body was the result of a sexual assault.

With less than two weeks left until the moment of reckoning for Reed, it's essentially up to the governor whether Reed's sentence will be commuted. Meanwhile, a growing chorus of supporters continues to plead for mercy until the fateful day.

Texas parole board recommends delaying Rodney Reed execution .
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Friday recommended delaying the execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises serious doubts about his guilt. 

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