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September 15, 2005

Texas executes Frances Newton

As covered in this AP story and over at TalkLeft, on Wednesday Frances Newton became the "third woman, and first black woman, to be put to death in Texas since executions resumed in 1982."  Newton's case received a good bit of publicity late last year before she received a temporary reprieve, but I think the hurricane and SCOTUS news crowded out this noteworthy death penalty story.  Timing is everything in death as well as in life.

September 15, 2005 at 12:45 AM | Permalink


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