For Immediate Release
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Urgent Action Victory! Texas Appeal Court Blocks Execution (USA: UA 72.17)
On 7 April, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution in the case of Paul Storey, who was scheduled to be put to death on 12 April. The case has been remanded to a lower court for further review of the claim that the prosecution presented false evidence at the trial.On 31 March, lawyers for Paul Storey filed a petition in the trial level court in Tarrant County and in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In it, they argued that at Paul Storey’s 2008 trial for the 2006 murder of Jonas Cherry the prosecution had presented aggravating evidence it knew to be false and by supressing mitigating evidence.
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