Knowing what a immoral, racist country this is--and that Texas is among the worst parts of it--I of course assumed at first that this was the usual racism at work. I mean, we all know how Michael Brown and Eric Garner and Freddie Gray (among other innocent blacks) were lynched by the racist power structure. But no--this victim of judicial lynching was a white man!
It's sickening just to think what a moral degenerate that prosecutor is. His sworn duty was not to get convictions, but to see that justice was done. And yet he was so unprincipled, so bloodthirsty, so eager to lynch an innocent, grieving father, that he was willing to buy the false testimony of that jailhouse snitch with lavish favors. As usual, of course, all twelve of the jurors were idiots who just wanted to get it over with, and evidence be damned. And the fact the poor guy's "lawyer" only called ONE witness proves he's an incompetent dope who went to some back-of-a-matchbook law school.
No doubt the trial judge slept through half the trial, and was texting his girlfriend the rest of the time. He probably just looked up often enough to say "overruled" occasionally. And those bozos they get on state appeals courts are the worst. Their attitude was, "Don't bother us with that stuff about the arson evidence being full of holes--the bastard murdered his kids and deserves to die, and everybody knows it."
The whole appeals system in redneck hellholes like Texas--and that includes its so-called supreme court--is nothing but a rubber stamp. What do those yahoos know about the law and the Constitution, compared to the evolved and educated people who know their Brie and their brioches, and write for Newsweek? I say any state that could have made that reich-wing dimwit Ted Cruz its Solicitor General is populated by mental defectives.
No more state-sponsored murder!!!