TX prosecutors mute on death penalty debate TX courts are currently reviewing the constitutionality of the death penalty, reports the Houston Chronicle. Yet there some representatives of the state who won't touch the death penalty unconstitutionality debate with a 10-foot pole. The lack of commitment on the part of Harris County prosecutors is reportedly on order straight from District Attorney Pat Lykos, who's waiting to see where the winds blow concerning whether the death penalty is unconstitutional. Source for this article - Texas prosecutors stand mute over state of death penalty yet by Money Blog Newz.
Might hurt innocent existence with death penalty
The first time the constitutionality of the death penalty is being argued in the idea of killing an innocent man has happened in Texas legal history now with the case with the 25-year old defendant John Edward Green case who was accused of a 2008 robbery and slaying in southwest Houston getting him the death penalty. The defense team for Green is nevertheless fighting. They say he is completely innocent. The defense team is fighting the death penalty is unconstitutional. This has brought the case to a deadlock with the decision made by Pat Lykos and the criminal prosecution to endure mute as a response. The defense could be able to present its case while the prosecution has to sit without doing any kind of defending and listen to it. At first, District Judge Kevin Fine decided it was a bad idea to let the prosecution endure mute, although he changed his mind later because of these circumstances.
"It's arrogant, and it's contemptuous for the state to decide to not participate when they're trying to put my client to death," said defense lawyer Casey Keirnan while in court.
Criminal prosecution said Green lacked standing to dispute in opposition to death penalty
The death penalty unconstitutionality listening to left the Hearris County prosecutors standing mute. They stated, “the law surrounding the death penalty is well-settled” before submitting to silence though. The criminal prosecution suggested that the defendant “lacks standing” when it comes to arguing the death penalty being unconstitutional. This is since the defendant wasn’t yet convicted.
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