'Cruel and Unusual' Case Halting Executions?

Texas, the U.S. state that carries out the most death penalty sentences, may be on the verge of a shutdown of executions performed by lethal injection. On Monday the Court of Criminal Appeals in Texas stopped today's planned execution of Heliberto Chi, who was convicted in 2001 for killing the manager of a men's clothing store during a robbery attempt. The court has given the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and prosecutors 30 days to reply to Chi's allegations that the current method...Full Story
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