Author Archives: Michael Graczyk

  • Lawyers: Free Texas Man Wrongfully Locked up for Decades

    BAY CITY, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas man who was kept in prison for more than three decades after his murder conviction was overturned have asked a court to free him so he can get on with his life, saying he's suffered enough from the mishandling of his case and that key trial ...

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  • Texas Has Executed Another Black Man

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Black, former Texas Tech graduate student was executed Thursday for a double slaying in Lubbock a dozen years ago. This was the 8th African American executed this year in Texas. There have been a total of 10 executions so far in Texas, the nation's most ...

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  • Texas Executes Another Black Inmate5th of 6 Executions

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) —A Houston man condemned for the slaying of a police officer shot while trying to handcuff him during a car theft arrest 14 years ago was put to death Wednesday evening. Jeffrey Demond Williams, 37, received lethal injection just over an hour after his last-day ...

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  • Texas Executes Another Black Inmate4th of 5 Executions

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow drug dealer while robbing him outside of a Waco convenience store 10 years ago was executed Tuesday evening. In the seconds before being injected with a lethal dose of pentobarbital, Carroll Joe Parr told his ...

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  • April 16: Texas Executes Another Black Man

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man convicted in the fatal shooting of a teenager during a carjacking outside a nightclub 12 years ago has been executed. Forty-year-old Ronnie Threadgill received lethal injection Tuesday evening in Huntsville less than two hours after the U.S. ...

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  • Texas Executes Man who Lit Ex-girlfriend on Fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire was executed in Texas on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused his final appeal. Carl Blue, 48, was condemned to die for attacking Carmen Richards-Sanders at ...

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