death row

Court sides with death row inmate in jury discrimination case

The Supreme Court held on Friday that a black Mississippi death row inmate should get a new trial, saying that the prosecutor who tried him six times for murder engaged in unconstitutional racial discrimination when striking African-American jurors from the panel.

Appeals court halts Texas death row inmate's execution

A state appeals court has halted this week's scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate condemned for the shooting death of an 81-year-old woman nearly 30 years ago. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Monday granted a request by…