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In Texas, the Death Penalty Is Slowly Dying Out -- The Lone Star State carried out its fewest executions since 1996 this year.

On Tuesday night, the state of Texas executed Miguel Paredes by lethal injection for murdering three members of a rival gang* sixteen years ago. With no executions scheduled by the state department of criminal justice for November or December, Paredes' death marks the tenth and final execution for Texas this year—the fewest in almost two decades. [read the full story here]


Atlantic, Wednesday, October 29, 2014

tags: General, Texas

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