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- Britta Slopianka Axis of Logic Correspondent for the Abolition of the Death Penalty
Parole board rejects clemency for non-triggerman set to die BY MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer August 19, 2008
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has rejected a clemency request for a condemned inmate facing execution this week.
The board voted 7-0 to not recommend Gov. Rick Perry commute the death sentence of Jeffery Wood.
Wood is set to die Thursday for the 1996 death of Kriss Keeran, a clerk at a convenience store in Kerrville. Wood's lawyers don't dispute he deserves punishment but argue he doesn't deserve to die for a murder that occurred while he was waiting in a car outside the store. Daniel Reneau, the gunman, already has been executed.
Texas Death Row: Where Innocence is Irrelevant On August 21, Texas will execute Jeff Wood for the murder of Kris Keeran, even though there is a consensus that Wood did not murder, intend to murder,... more
Parole board rejects clemency for non-triggerman set to die Britta,Tue Aug 19 6:04pm
Parole board rejects clemency for non-triggerman 05:34 PM CDT on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday rejected a clemency... more
Stop the Execution: Jeff Wood Faces Death Tomorrow for a Murder He Didn't Commit By Liliana Segura, AlterNet Posted on August 20, 2008, Printed on August 20, 2008 http://www.alternet.org/story/95690/ ... more
IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS NO. AP-75,970 JEFFERY LEE WOOD, Appellant v. THE STATE OF TEXAS ON MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL AND REQUEST FOR PREPAYMENT OF FUNDS TO RETAIN MENTAL... more
Thursday, Aug 21, 2008 Posted on Thu, Aug. 21, 2008 Federal judge delays execution of condemned inmate By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer A federal judge on Thursday delayed the execution of a ... more
Federal Judge, Chastising the Texas Courts, Orders a Stay of Execution By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. HOUSTON — With only hours until his scheduled execution, a man won a stay Thursday when a federal judge ... more
Condemned prisoner loses appeal A Texas death row inmate who came within hours of execution last summer has lost an appeal in a federal appeals court where his lawyers argued he's too mentally ill to ... more