U.S. Supreme Court suspends execution in Texas
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U.S. Supreme Court suspends execution in Texas

Hayward : CA : USA | Sep 15, 2011 at 8:45 PM PDT
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The United States Supreme Court stayed the execution of a black man that would take place on Thursday in the state of Texas.

The suspension came after lawyers argued that the race of Duane Buck, 48, had negatively influenced the trial where he was found guilty of double murder.

To this end, advocates objected to the opinion of a psychologist during the trial said that black men were more likely to relapse into their crimes.

It was expected that his execution be carried out by lethal injection Thursday at the Huntsville prison, Texas.

Buck shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and the man who accompanied her in her apartment in Houston, in June 1995, a week after he ended their relationship.

karasiwo is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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