Duane Buck

10:34 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Supreme Court Declines Duane Buck Death Row Case

Death row inmate Duane Buck.
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice AP

Originally published on Mon November 7, 2011 7:11 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of Texas death row inmate Duane Buck, who alleged that race played an improper role in his death sentence. In September, the court issued a rare stay of execution while it considered the merits of the case. Monday's action lifts the stay and allows the state to set a new execution date.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed the execution of death row inmate Duane Buck.
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High Court Delays Texas Execution Over Racial Testimony

The U.S. Supreme Court put the brakes on the execution of Duane Buck, who was set to die in Texas last night. Buck’s lawyers argue he was sentenced to death on the basis of inflammatory testimony. Buck was given the death penalty for the murders of Debra Gardner and Kenneth Butler  in 1995. 

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