Texan Loses High Court Death Penalty Appeal, 5-4

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A Texas death row inmate could face execution after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against him in a 5-4 decision split among ideological lines, the Texas Tribune reports. Erick Davila was convicted in the 2008 shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother. The case revolved around claims of ineffective assistance of counsel during state appeals. Appellate . . .

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