29 Inmates No Longer On Death Row Following U.S. Supreme Court Ruling - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/1/05

29 Inmates No Longer On Death Row Following U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

29 Texas inmates are no longer on death row after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday.

In a five to four decision, the nation's high court outlawed executions of inmates who were juveniles when they committed their crime. Texas had the highest number of those inmates.

On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Rick Perry talked about the supreme court's decision. "This is a very bright line that the Supreme Court has drawn. It is clear what they said. If you are 18 and above you will be treated as eligible for the death penalty. If you are 17 years and 364 days you are not," said Governor Perry.

Nationwide, 72 people on death row were juveniles at the time of their crime.

3/1/05
High Court Ends Death Penalty for Youths
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Constitution forbids the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes, ending a practice used in 19 states.

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