Supreme Court to Hear Another Texas Death Penalty Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed yesterday to hear the Texas death penalty case of a Honduran national who argues that a federal appeals court wrongly denied him resources to investigate and provide evidence of substance abuse and mental illness. Advocates for Carlos Ayestas believe that if a jury had heard he had a history of cocaine addiction and mental illness, they may not have sentenced him to death for his role in a 1995 murder during a Houston home . . .

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