Supreme Court OKs Texas To Set New Execution Dates - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/21/08

Supreme Court OKs Texas To Set New Execution Dates

Texas has been given the green light to again set execution dates for inmates on death row after a seven month hiatus. The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Texas and two other states to set new execution dates for three inmates granted last minute reprieves last year.

Justices rejected an appeal for Carlton Turner, Jr. of Irving. Turner was convicted 10 years ago for the murders of his parents at their Valley Ranch home. The Court blocked his execution last fall, while it considered a challenge to Kentucky's lethal injection procedures. 

However, last week, the Court decided the procedures are not unconstitutionally cruel.

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