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Connally Unit

Mugshots of wanted armed convicts, who escaped from Connally Unit Prison, December 13, 2000. The convicts are top row L-R; Joseph C. Garcia, Randy Ethan Halprin, Larry Jame Harper and Patrick Henry Murphy, Jr. Bottom row, L-R; Donald Keith Newbury, George Rivas and Michael Anthony Rodriguez. (credit: Texas Department of Corrections/Newsmakers)

SCOTUS Death Row Review Cases Include “Texas 7″ Member

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.

06/03/2013

Mugshots of wanted armed convicts, who escaped from Connally Unit Prison, December 13, 2000. The convicts are top row L-R; Joseph C. Garcia, Randy Ethan Halprin, Larry Jame Harper and Patrick Henry Murphy, Jr. Bottom row, L-R; Donald Keith Newbury, George Rivas and Michael Anthony Rodriguez. (credit: Texas Department of Corrections/Newsmakers)

‘Texas 7′ Member On Death Row Loses Appeal

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.

03/20/2013