Why the Death Penalty May Be Dying, Even in Texas

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The crimes were heinous, but Dallas County jurors couldn't sentence the killers to death. A college student killed three people at a drug house in a premeditated robbery. A former special education teacher and U.S. Army veteran killed his girlfriend, her teenage daughter, his estranged wife, her adult daughter and severely wounded four children in a two-city rampage. Texas juries have declined death sentences in nearly half of the cases presented to them in the past two . . .

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