A thirty-five-year-old man on death row in Texas was facing execution for a murder he didnâ€™t commit. Jeff Wood was scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6:00 p.m., unless the Federal courts or Governor Rick Perry granted him clemency. Wood was an accomplice in a 1996 convenience store robbery. He was sitting in a truck outside when the clerk was shot and killed. The man who pulled the trigger was executed six years ago, but Wood was given a death sentence for the same crime under the Texas law of parties. Well it seems that a federal judge has issued a stay in the controversial Jeff Wood capital murder case.
Archive for August 21st, 2008
Moments ago, at approximately 9:15pm EST, Barack Obama said Thursday that he’s chosen his running mate, but coyly kept all the details to himself and refused to say whether he’d notified his pick or when exactly he would send cell phones buzzing with the answer delivered via text message. He seemed to relish the frustrations of scores of reporters following him this week in anticipation of the announcement. “Wouldn’t you like to know?” he said with a grin. “I’ve made the selection, that’s all you’re gonna get,”