31 August 2007

Good News From Texas

Every once and a while, good news comes out of Texas. Governor Perry commuted a death sentence to life in prison for a man convicted of felony murder for driving a getaway car during a spree of robberies, the last of which involve a co-conpsirator killing the victim. The Governor cited the unfairness of having the same jury at the same trial convict and sentence both the triggerman and the accomplice.

The Governor was entitled to act only because the board of pardons and paroles recommended the action (it voted 6-1 in favor of some form of clemency). He did the right thing in this case.

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