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4/16/08

Texas to Resume Executions

The state of Texas will resume executions.

This comes after the United States Supreme Court voted seven to two against a Kentucky case that claimed lethal injection was "cruel and unusual" punishment.

After a 7-month moratorium, Texas will move forward with carrying out death sentences as quickly as the courts can set execution dates.  They must be set at least one month in advance.

Currently, Texas has 357 inmates on death row.

Convicted killer Rosendo Rodriguez is expected to be sent to death row within a month. He remains in the Lubbock County Jail for the capital murder of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child.

4/1/08
Death For Rosendo Rodriguez
You could have heard a pin drop in the courtroom as the sentence was handed down. Rosendo Rodriguez starts his journey from Canyon to death row.

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