Texas: The death penalty could be declared unconstitutional

The death penalty could soon be declared unconstitutional in Texas. The American state (which leads the U.S. in the number of executions since 1976) has a very large number of wrong verdicts, and this will help the lawyers, Monday at the auditions.

Since 1976, 12 people from a total of 139, were saved from execution, said an expert on capital punishment for the Huffington Post, she will not be surprised if the judges will decide the death penalty to be unconstitutional.

Lawyers are defending a suspect accused of killing a woman during an armed robbery in 2008. They will argue that the state has serious problems, including dubious forensic evidence, incompetent lawyers  plus a history of racial discrimination when it comes to selecting jurors.

Despite a strong social support for the death penalty, a leading activist believes that people would change their opinion if they knew how badly the system is.

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Posted by P.Jeanelle on Dec 3 2010. Filed under Featured News, Politics, US. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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