At the sprawling Allan B. Polunsky Unit—which houses some 300 people on death row in Livingston, TX—John Darrell Thuesen awaits word of a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruling that he hopes will spare his life.
The appeal is being closely watched across the country.
Before Thuesen, 30, was convicted on capital murder charges following a highly publicized trial in 2010, and became Inmate No. 99957, he was a decorated U.S. Marine lance corporal in Iraq, where . . .
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