Thursday, November 19, 2009

Supreme Court Denies Stay Of Execution Of Robert Thompsn - Texas Governor Rejects Plea By Texas Parole Bard To Grant Clemency - Thompson Executed

Today, the Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari and application for stay of executon filed by Robert L. Thompson.  You can see the Supreme Court's order here.  Interestingly, the Texas parole board urged Texas Governor Perry to grant clemency.  See here.  The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles suggested his death sentence be commuted to life in prison because he was not the shooter of the victim.  Mr. Thompson was executed shortly after the Supreme Court denied the stay and after Governor Perry denied clemency.  See here and here.


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