Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Death Penalty Changes?

Should someone convicted under the "law of parties" get the death penalty in a capital case if they didn't pull the trigger? The blog Grits For Breakfast looks at legislation currently being considered in the Texas legislature that would change Texas law on that issue.
Non-killers convicted of capital murder under the law of parties could still receive life without parole, as I read the bill, but the death penalty would be off the table. See a good discussion of the legislation and its pros an cons from the House Research Organization.Source: Grits For Breafast

Life without parole is probably a good option in these circumstances.

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