Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Texas: Love, Death and a Governor's Decision

Charles Dean Hood is scheduled for execution tonight in Texas. In 1989, he shot a Plano man and his girlfriend during a robbery. Attorneys for Hood have asked Governor Rick Perry for a 30-day reprieve to investigate the claim that the trial judge and a prosecutor had "an improper and legally unethical years-long hidden romantic relationship" which occurred during the course of Hood's prosecution. The argument has already been dismissed by a State appellate court. See story here.

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