Lecturer Halts Execution in Texas
Byline: John Revill Crime Reporter
A rare legal victory by a Birmingham law lecturer saved the life of a murderer condemned to death in the United States by presidential candidate George W Bush.
Julian Killingley, who teaches at the University of Central England, helped stall the execution of Johnny Paul Penry just three hours before he was due to be killed by lethal injection.
Penry (44) was destined to become the 39th Death Row inmate to be executed this year by personal order of Texas state governor Mr Bush until the Supreme Court accepted Mr Killingley's challenge.
Mr Killingley, an American law specialist at the UCE, won the right to appeal …
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Publication information: Article title: Lecturer Halts Execution in Texas. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: December 2, 2000. Page number: 1. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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