judge in Texas, which has long led the country in executions, has ruled
that the death penalty is unconstitutional. The ruling by state District
Judge Kevin Fine, a tattooed recovering drug addict, infuriated
prosecutors and set a precedent that observers say is likely to be
on the moratorium (on the death penalty) in Illinois, the Innocence
Project and more than 200 people being exonerated nationwide, it can
only be concluded that innocent people have been executed," Fine said. "It's safe to assume we execute
Fine ruled in the case of John Green, accused of shooting a woman in 2008.