One of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees now has an execution date.
Donald Newbury, one of the so-called ‘Texas 7′ prison escapees sent to death row for the 2000 slaying of a Dallas area police officer, has lost another appeal.
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.