Thursday, September 15, 2011

5th Circuit denies Buck execution stay

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday rejected convicted killer Duane Buck's motion for a stay of his Thursday execution for a 1995 Houston double murder.
The court also denied Buck authorization to appeal an earlier rejection by the Houston Division of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Coming on the heels of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles' unanimous decision not to recommend to Gov. Rick Perry that Buck's death sentence be commuted to life in prison, Wednesday's court action all but assures that the former auto mechanic will become the 11th killer to be executed in Texas this year.

See entire article at the Houston Chronicle

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