The U.S. Supreme Court has sent the cases of six Texas death row inmates, including one of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees, back to a lower court for reviews of whether appeal attorneys let them down.
One of the remaining notorious “Texas 7″ gang members on death row has lost a court appeal. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected Randy Halprin’s claims challenging the validity of his conviction and death sentence.
The leader of a group of prison escapees that became known as the Texas Seven is dead. At 6:22 p.m. Wednesday, the state of Texas executed George Rivas, the highest profile death row inmate in years.
George Rivas already was saddled with 17 life prison terms when he told a Dallas County jury he deserved death for organizing the largest-ever jailbreak from a Texas prison and then killing an Irving police office
One of the infamous “Texas 7″ fugitive gang has won a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court one week before his scheduled execution.