Texas father charged with capital murder in adopted girl's death

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Texas father charged with murder in adopted girl's death

- newssummedup.com
13 Jan 2018
Story highlights Grand jury returns indictments in death of Sherin Mathews, 3Adoptive father could face death penalty(CNN) Prosecutors in Dallas will decide in the coming weeks whether to seek the death penalty against the adoptive father of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found two weeks after she went missing. A grand jury in Dallas County, Texas, on Friday returned ...

Supreme Court to hear case of lawyer who defied client in murder trial

13 Jan 2018
Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is slated to die on Feb. 22 for the 2003 slayings of his mother and younger brother, who the Sugar Land man had killed in a murder-for-hire scheme aimed at snagging a hefty $1 million inheritance. The attack wounded Whitaker's father, who has since fought against his son's death sentence and serves as the centerpiece of the commutation request now ...
- deathpenaltynews.blogspot.de

Nation turns to Texas trial underway in Zoe Hastings murder

- rare.us
13 Jan 2018
In Texas, a capital murder trial is underway in the death of 18-year-old Zoe Hastings, who was abducted then murdered while returning a Redbox film, according to prosecutors. The defendant, 36-year-old Antonio Cochran, will not face the death penalty if he's found guilty because a Texas law prohibiting capital punishment when the defendant has an IQ less than 70.

Sherin Mathews' father indicted with murder charges, will face death penalty

13 Jan 2018
Dallas/US, Jan 13: Wesley Mathews, the father of a 3-year-old girl Sherin Mathews, adopted from an Indian orphanage was indicted on a capital murder charge on Friday, nearly three months after the girl's body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home.
- indialivetoday.com

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White calls for ending death penalty

- texastribune.org
13 Jan 2018
On its face, the Supreme Court's ruling on Texas' far-reaching abortion law seems clear: House Bill 2 is unconstitutional. But the implications may not be as straightforward. Here are five things you need to know to understand the landmark ruling. [Full story ]

Texas father charged with murder in death of adopted Indian daughter

13 Jan 2018
Wesley Mathews, 37, was also charged in Dallas County with abandoning a child and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors said the capital murder charge, which could carry the death penalty, was filed after an autopsy determined his daughter died from "homicidal violence."
- timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Thomas Whitaker should be spared death penalty, his father pleads

- mystatesman.com
13 Jan 2018
In a plea for clemency on the father's behalf , Austin lawyer Keith Hampton and Houston lawyer James Rytting asked Gov. Greg Abbott to issue a rarely granted 30-day reprieve and for the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to recommend that Abbott commute Thomas Whitaker's sentence to life in prison.
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