Jewish groups seeking Texas death row appeal


Defense lawyers in Texas are trying to halt the execution of a prison inmate over anti-Semitic remarks. Along the side of The American Jewish Committee, over 100 lawyers have filed a request to correct what they call the "judicial bias" with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Judge Vickers Cunningham, who was death-row inmate Randy Halprin's judge in his 2003 trial, allegedly made racist and anti-Semitic remarks. Halprin is a part of the "Texas Seven" who escaped in 2000 leading to the death of Irving police Officer Aubrey Hawkins. Four of the seven members have already been executed. Halprin is slated for execution on October 10.


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