DYK (#4)Women on Texas Death Row

Did you know there are currently 6 women sentenced to death in Texas? Since executions resumed in 1976 Texas has also executed 6 women.  The women currently on Texas Death Row are:

Darlie Routier

Linda Carty

Erica Sheppard

Melissa Lucio

Kimberly Cargill

Brittany Holberg

For more information on women on death row: https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/crime/article/Records-6-women-have-been-executed-in-Texas-6543820.php

Update on Darlie’s case and quest for exoneration:

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/New-DNA-Testing-Underway-in-Darlie-Routier-Capital-Murder-Case-500427111.html

About Linda Carty:

https://news.sky.com/story/british-woman-on-death-row-loses-appeal-11240598

Melissa Lucio:

In October 2018 Melissa was granted the right to appeal her conviction due to flaws in the forensic evidence at trial. (Ruling available from http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/16/16-70027.0.pdf)

 

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