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    Re: Top court halts Texas execution of convicted triple murderer

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    So, when a lawyer knows you committed a crime and then has you plead not guilty, is that perjury?
    Absolutely not. That same code of ethics REQUIRES the lawyer to put up a vigorous defense.

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Also, lets not lose track of the original point. His lawyer would not have lied if he had presented ameliorating testimony about his childhood. Indeed, it was his responsibility to do so. His failure to do so was egregious enough to get a far-right judge to review the case.
    I understand your point. It appears to me that the lawyer built and appeal into the case by not including that in the original case. That smacks with unethical ... but it will NEVER happen that any Office of Disciplinary Counsel would find against the lawyer. All of us have heard about 'cop protecting cop' ... same is true of lawyers.

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    Re: Top court halts Texas execution of convicted triple murderer

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Now here's what I don't understand - A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a man who was retarded, with a verifiable IQ of 61. Then they turn around and grant a reprieve to a triple killer who planned and executed his murders because his lawyer claims he had a difficult upbringing? This does not make sense.

    What the **** does the Supreme Court do on death sentence appeals? Do they flip a coin? Heads for fry 'em and tails for let 'em go? Seems that they do. Nothing else can explain this.

    Article is here.
    I think they're just screwing with him. This is the third time they put the breaks on an hour before he got the shot.

    Letting him think he's going to die, then live, then die, then live...

    They're probably betting on how many times it takes before he just hangs himself.

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    Re: Top court halts Texas execution of convicted triple murderer

    He murdered 3 people in their sleep so I have no problem with them messing with him.



    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I think they're just screwing with him. This is the third time they put the breaks on an hour before he got the shot.

    Letting him think he's going to die, then live, then die, then live...

    They're probably betting on how many times it takes before he just hangs himself.

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