Only Three TX Death Sentences, Seven Executions in 2016

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Texas, the state that has executed the most people by far since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S. 40 years ago, had the nation's second-busiest death chamber this year for the first time since 2001, the Texas Tribune reports. Georgia’s nine executions in 2016 surpassed the Lone Star State’s record-low seven. The shift . . .

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