StandDown Texas Project

The StandDown Texas Project identifies and advocates best practices in the criminal justice system. To stand down is to go off duty temporarily, especially to review safety procedures. That is what Texas needs to do with its death penalty.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Federal Death Penalty Trial in Houston

The Houston Chronicle reports that a trial date has been sent in the case of the truck driver involved in the 2003 human smuggling case.

The link is here.

Jury selection is scheduled for Oct. 3 in the second trial of Tyrone Williams, who is accused in the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants who were packed into his truck trailer during a failed smuggling attempt in 2003.

Two challenges planned by defense attorney Craig Washington could still head off that trial, however.


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