HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Jewish death row inmate who was part of the “Texas 7” gang of escaped prisoners has filed an appeal claiming the former county judge who convicted him was anti-Semitic and frequently used racial slurs.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Randy Halprin alleges in his federal appeal that ex-Dallas County Judge Vickers Cunningham referred to him with anti-Semitic language.READ MORE: AMC Theatres To Offer Open Caption Showtimes In More Than 100 U.S. Markets
Halprin argues that Cunningham should’ve recused himself.READ MORE: Republicans In Texas Advance New Congressional Map That Would Tighten Their Slipping Grip
Halprin was among the inmates who escaped from a South Texas prison in 2000 and committed numerous robberies, including one in which a suburban Dallas police officer was fatally shot.
Cunningham didn’t respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.MORE NEWS: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
Cunningham faced allegations of bigotry last year after telling CBS 11 News he had established a living trust that rewarded his children for marrying straight, white and Christian.