Thursday, November 19, 2009
In what is reported as a "highly unusual vote," the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has recommended (in a 5-2 vote) that the death sentence of Robert Lee Thompson be commuted to life in prison. The final decision on the matter now sits with Gov. Rick Perry. Thompson was accomplice to the murder of a convenience store clerk 13 years ago. He was 21 years old at the time. His co-defendant was given a life sentence. See story here.