Execution Stayed in Texas, Should Allow for DNA Testing


The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today granted Texas death row inmate Larry Swearingen a stay of execution just one day before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection. There will now be time to conduct the critical DNA testing that could prove Swearingen’s innocence or guilt – and possibly identify the real perpetrator of the crime.

Swearingen has spent eight years on Texas death row for a murder he says he didn’t commit, and the Innocence Project  has been working with his attorneys to seek a stay so testing could be conducted.

Read more on Swearingen’s case and the increasing calls for DNA testing over the last few days


Houston Chronicle:

Man in Montgomery County Killing Gets Stay


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