Rep Dutton Files Bills to Abolish the Death Penalty and Prohibit Death Sentences in Law of Parties Cases

lobby1Rep. Harold Dutton of Houston today filed HB 64, a bill to abolish the death penalty in Texas.

Rep. Dutton also filed HB 147, a bill to prohibit the death penalty for people convicted under the law of parties. Jeff Wood received a stay of execution in August 2016 after many legislators expressed support by writing clemency letters to Gov. Greg Abbott. Wood received a stay of execution from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals pending further review.

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