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whisky 23
08-09-2008, 02:36 PM
TX: Jeff Wood Didn't Kill Kris Keeran, but He Is Set to die
Fri Aug 8, 2008 5:57PM
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Texas Man Who Didn't Kill May Be Executed
Jeff Wood Didn't Kill Kris Keeran, but He Is Set to Be Executed for Keeran's Death
By SCOTT MICHELS
Aug. 8, 2008

Texas is scheduled to put a man to death this month even though he never killed anyone, in what would apparently be the first execution of its kind in more than a decade.

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5532710&page=1 (http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5532710&page=1)

ImANurse
08-09-2008, 02:47 PM
I read the other guy's similar story from that link you posted. I can only hope and pray that Wood's life be spared as well

Its sickening...

whisky 23
08-11-2008, 05:30 AM
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whisky 23
08-12-2008, 06:30 AM
Wood seeks reprieve (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/37/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/204075901)
(Kerrville Daily Times © 08/09/2008)
Jeffery Lee Wood does not deserve to die. That’s the plea made in an application to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole seeking clemency for the man sentenced to death for the 1996 murder of a Kerrville convenience store clerk, Kriss Keeran. “I think he is the ideal candidate for clemency,” said San Antonio Attorney Scott Sullivan, who has represented Wood since 1999. “We are asking for a

whisky 23
08-16-2008, 04:20 AM
Unusual group rallies around TX death row inmate Jeff Wood
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:25PM
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Unusual group rallies around Texas death row inmate Jeff Wood

2:29 PM Fri, Aug 15, 2008 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz
Diane Jennings

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/ht_jeff_wood1_080806_mn-thumb-200x150.jpg
An unusual coalition of folks is rallying to stop Thursday's execution of Jeff Wood, the getaway driver in a deadly convenience store robbery in Kerrville, Texas.

Predictably, it includes his Norwegian wife, Kristen Wood (at right) -- European women have a penchant for championing death row inmates -- and several juvenile relatives of Mr. Wood, who have formed an organization: Kids Against the Death Penalty.

But perhaps most surprising is the stance of Charles Keeran, father of the victim, convenience store clerk Kriss Keeran.

In 1997, when Daniel Reneau, the gunman in the 1996 robbery, was convicted, Charles Keeran called Mr. Reneau and Mr. Wood "garbage."

"I want to see 'em die," he said.

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/08/unusual-group-rallies-around-t.html (http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/08/unusual-group-rallies-around-t.html)

whisky 23
08-16-2008, 04:21 AM
Texas Planning to Execute Another Prisoner - Jeffrey Wood
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:23PM
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Texas Planning to Execute Another Prisoner For a Murder he Didn't Commit

By Maura Kelly, Comment Is Free
Posted on August 15, 2008, Printed on August 15, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/story/95223/ (http://www.alternet.org/story/95223/)

Texans -- or at least Governor Rick Perry and his supporters -- seem to love the death penalty almost as much as flying the state flag. And last week, the good ol' Texan bloodlust came under international scrutiny once again when the state put to death a man born in Mexico, where capital punishment is prohibited.

During the trial of death row inmate José Ernesto Medellín, he was not given the opportunity to seek legal help from Mexican consulates, a right granted under the 1963 Vienna Convention. Appeals from all over the world -- including one from the UN's International Court of Justice and another from President Bush himself -- pointed out the discrepancy and asked the state to delay the execution till Medellín's case could be further reviewed. But Perry refused to put on the brakes, and Medellín died of a lethal injection on August 6th.

View this story online at: http://www.alternet.org/story/95223/ (http://www.alternet.org/story/95223/)

whisky 23
08-18-2008, 05:11 AM
TX: Make a note of this name: Jeffery Lee Wood.
Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:12AM
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Sanders: Another execution is scheduled under flawed law-of-parties provision
By BOB RAY SANDERS

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The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVES

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Make a note of this name: Jeffery Lee Wood.

And this date: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008.

That’s Wood’s scheduled date of execution, two days after his 35th birthday.

Now, go back in time with me.

It was a year ago this month — just outside the prison walls that house the Texas death chamber — when a small group of us staunch death-penalty opponents stood in stunned amazement with the family of a condemned man.

We had just gotten news that Gov. Rick Perry had taken the advice of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and commuted the sentence of Kenneth Foster from death to life in prison. The decree came just a few hours before Foster’s scheduled execution.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/columnists/bob_ray_sanders/story/837241.html (http://www.star-telegram.com/news/columnists/bob_ray_sanders/story/837241.html)

whisky 23
08-18-2008, 05:14 AM
TX: Jeffrey Wood - Inmate's supporters appeal to governor

Inmate's supporters appeal to governor
Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

Supporters of Texas inmate Jeffrey Wood, scheduled to die Aug. 21 for
the 1996 murder of a Kerrville convenience store clerk, are hoping
Gov. Rick Perry can see how similar Wood's case is to that of an
inmate whose death sentence he commuted to life in prison last year.

“It was the exact same thing,” said Wood's wife, Kristin. “He has
faith, especially that the truth will come out eventually.”
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/Inmates_supporters_appeal_to_governor.html (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/Inmates_supporters_appeal_to_governor.html)

whisky 23
08-18-2008, 03:10 PM
Sanders: Another execution is scheduled under flawed law-of-parties provision (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/13/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/206184158)
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram © 08/17/2008) (Registration Required)
Make a note of this name: Jeffery Lee Wood. And this date: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. That’s Wood’s scheduled date of execution, two days after his 35th birthday. Now, go back in time with me. It was a year ago this month — just outside the prison walls that house the Texas death chamber — when a small group of us staunch death-penalty opponents stood in stunned amazeme

whisky 23
08-19-2008, 12:09 PM
Case of non-triggerman set to die raises questionsBy MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/3/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/206657693)
(El Paso Times © 08/19/2008)
HUNTSVILLE, Texas—His lawyers don't dispute that convicted killer Jeffery Wood deserves punishment for his involvement in a robbery more than a dozen years ago where a clerk at a Texas Hill Country gas station convenience store was gunned down. But Woods' attorneys and supporters argue he doesn't deserve to die for a murder that occurred while he was waiting in a car outside the store

whisky 23
08-19-2008, 05:37 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday rejected a clemency request for condemned inmate Jeffery Wood, moving him a step closer to execution set for later this week.

The board voted 7-0 to not recommend Gov. Rick Perry commute Wood's death sentence.

Wood is set to die Thursday for the 1996 death of Kriss Keeran, a clerk at a convenience store in Kerrville. Wood's lawyers don't dispute he deserves punishment but argue he doesn't deserve to die for a murder that occurred while he was waiting in a car outside the store.

Daniel Reneau, the gunman, already has been executed.

Wood, whose 35th birthday was Tuesday, was convicted under the Texas law of parties, which makes accomplices as liable as the actual killer in capital murder cases.

"We're just very disappointed," said Scott Sullivan, one of Wood's lawyers.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5953000.html (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5953000.html)

whisky 23
08-20-2008, 04:57 AM
Texas Death Row: Where Innocence is Irrelevant
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:35PM
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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008

Texas Death Row: Where Innocence is Irrelevant

On August 21, Texas will execute Jeff Wood for the murder of Kris
Keeran, even though there is a consensus that Wood did not murder,
intend to murder, or know that a murder was going to take place. Wood
was sentenced to death under the Law of Parties, section 7.02 of the
Texas Penal Code, which holds co-defendants criminally responsible
for the same crime if they acted as conspirators. Put another way,
the Law of Parties allows for guilt-by-association. In Wood’s case,
he was forced to drive a getaway vehicle after the actual killer,
Daniel Reneau, shot Keeran during a convenience store robbery in
1996. In fact, Wood was not even in the building when the killing
occurred. Furthermore, Bill Bunker, the store’s assistant manager who
helped plot and even encouraged the robbery, was never charged with
any crime.

http://texasdeathpenalty.blogspot.com/2008/08/texas-death-row-where-innocence-is.html (http://texasdeathpenalty.blogspot.com/2008/08/texas-death-row-where-innocence-is.html)

whisky 23
08-20-2008, 11:51 AM
Texas Panel Rejects Plea to Halt Execution of Accomplice in 1996 Murder (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/9/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207008954)
(New York Times (State Version) © 08/20/2008)
HOUSTON — Jeffrey Lee Wood is sentenced to die this week for the murder of a store clerk during a robbery, even though he was sitting in a truck outside the convenience store when it happened. Mr. Wood is the latest person to face the death penalty under a Texas law that makes accomplices subject to the death penalty if a murder occurs during a crime. His lawyers say Mr. Wood is a gullible man

whisky 23
08-20-2008, 11:51 AM
Texas To Execute Murderer's Accomplice (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/8/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/206906087)
(KFOXTV.com © 08/20/2008)
WASHINGTON -- This week a Texas inmate is scheduled to be put to death under a state law that allows some accomplices to face the same punishment as killers. Jeffrey Wood is scheduled to die Thursday in connection with the 1996 shooting of a Kerrville convenience store clerk, Kriss Keeran. The court concluded that Jeffrey Wood and Daniel Reneau had schemed to rob the store with inside help

whisky 23
08-20-2008, 11:52 AM
Clemency denied for accomplice to shooter (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/7/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/206893464)
(Kerrville Daily Times © 08/20/2008)
A Kerrville man convicted in the death of a convenience store clerk remains on death row after his request for clemency was rejected Tuesday by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. In a 7-0 decision, the board pushed Jeffery Lee Wood, 35, a step closer to his execution. Wood is expected to die by lethal injection Thursday. Wood’s attorney, Scott Sullivan of San Antonio, doesn’t believe

whisky 23
08-20-2008, 11:53 AM
Parole board rejects clemency for non-triggerman (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/6/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/206907096)
(Dallas WFAA (ABC) 8 © 08/20/2008)
Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday rejected a clemency request for condemned inmate Jeffery Wood, moving him a step closer to execution this week. The board voted 7-0 to not recommend Gov. Rick Perry commute Wood's death sentence. Wood is set to die Thursday for the 1996

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 04:05 AM
TX: CCA Opinion on Jeff Wood today
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:50PM
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CCA Opinion on Jeff Wood today

IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS


NO. AP-75,970


JEFFERY LEE WOOD, Appellant

v.

THE STATE OF TEXAS


ON MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL AND REQUEST FOR PREPAYMENT OF
FUNDS TO RETAIN MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT, ON APPEAL FROM MOTION FOR
APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL AND REQUEST FOR PREPAYMENT OF FUNDS TO RETAIN
MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT, AND ON MOTION FOR STAY OF EXECUTION FROM CAUSE
NO. 3038-98

IN THE 216TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

KERR COUNTY

http://www.cca.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/HTMLopinionInfo.asp?OpinionID=17237 (http://www.cca.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/HTMLopinionInfo.asp?OpinionID=17237)

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 04:34 AM
Texas Panel Won't Halt Execution of Accomplice


Jeff Wood, Getaway Driver in Robbery That Led to Murder, Is Scheduled to Be Executed Thursday


By SCOTT MICHELS
Aug. 20, 2008

The Texas Board of Pardons and Parole has unanimously rejected a clemency petition from a man who is set to be executed for the murder of a store clerk, even though he was sitting in a truck outside the store when the murder happened.
http://a.abcnews.com/images/TheLaw/ht_jeff_wood1_080806_mn.jpg Texas death row inmate Jeff Wood and his wife, Kristin. Wood is scheduled to be executed Aug. 21, even though he did not kill anyone.
(Courtesy of Kristin Wood)

The decision means Jeff Wood will be executed Thursday, unless Texas Gov. Rick Perry grants him a 30-day reprieve or a judge issues a stay.
Wood was sentenced to death in 1998 for his role in the murder of Kris Keeran, a gas station attendant who was killed during a 1996 robbery.
But Wood did not kill Keeran. Danny Reneau, Wood's former roommate, was convicted of shooting Keeran between the eyes during the robbery on Jan. 2, 1996. Reneau was executed in 2002.

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5617113&page=1 (http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5617113&page=1)

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 03:09 PM
Texas Appears Set to Execute Accomplice (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/19/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207174964)
(Washington Post © 08/21/2008)
The state of Texas is scheduled to execute Jeffery Lee Wood by lethal injection tonight, even though he did not actually kill anyone. Wood was sitting in a truck outside a convenience store when an accomplice shot and killed a cashier in a botched robbery 12 years ago. If the execution moves forward, Wood, 35, will become only the eighth person to be put to death as an accomplice since capital

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 03:10 PM
Lawyers say mental illness should stop execution (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/14/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207251986)
(Midland Reporter-Telegraph © 08/21/2008)
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - As Jeffery Wood waited in a car outside a Texas Hill Country store in January 1996, his roommate fatally shot a clerk once in the face with a .22-caliber pistol.Both men then robbed the store, fleeing with the safe, a cash box and a video recorder containing a security tape showing the robbery and slaying. The robbery netted them more than $11,000 in cash and checks

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 03:10 PM
Appeals court denies Wood’s motion Tuesday (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/11/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207213026)
(Kerrville Daily Times © 08/21/2008)
The fight to stop the execution of Kerrville man Jeffery Wood reached the federal courts Wednesday. Wood, 35, is scheduled to die by lethal injection today for his role in the 1996 murder of Kerrville Texaco convenience store clerk Kriss Keeran, 31. His attorneys sought permission to hire mental health experts to pursue their arguments that he was too incompetent to be executed. San Antonio lawy

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Former Texaco manager remembers shooting (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/12/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207213028)
(Kerrville Daily Times © 08/21/2008)
The Texaco station at Texas 16 and Interstate 10 where Kriss Keeran was murdered during a robbery on Jan. 2, 1996, no longer stands, but the memories are vivid for the man who was manager at the time. “It still has an impact on me,” James Skinner said. “Just about the time I think it’s almost out my mind, I read another article about it in the newspaper.” Skinner remembers being called in more t

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Federal judge delays execution of condemned inmate (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/8/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/600038287)
(Houston Chronicle © 08/21/2008)
Associated Press Texas News Federal judge delays execution of condemned inmate Aug. 21, 2008, 1:22PM HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A federal judge has granted a request to delay the execution of condemned inmate Jeffery Wood. Jeffery Wood had been set to be executed Thursday for taking part in a fatal 1996 convenience store robbery in the Texas Hill Country. But a federal judge on Thursday

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 03:12 PM
Accomplice law led to execution set for today (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/7/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207189430)
(Houston Chronicle © 08/21/2008)
The 1996 robbery of Kerrville's Goldstar Texaco was far more than a nickel-and-dime job. Inside the convenience store safe lay $11,000 in cash and checks. But when David Reneau, a stocky, 20-year-old nurse's aide, pulled a pistol and announced the stickup, everything went wrong. As Reneau's partner, Jeffery Wood, waited in the getaway car, the bandit fatally shot store clerk Kriss Keeran in the

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 03:12 PM
Accomplice in 1996 slaying gets execution delay (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/6/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/600038289)
(Houston Chronicle © 08/21/2008)
Opponents say 'law of parties' is archaic and unjust Houston Chronicle By ALLAN TURNER and ROSANNA RUIZ The Associated Press contributed to this report. Aug. 21, 2008, 1:36PM HUNTSVILLE — A federal judge today granted a request to delay the execution of condemned inmate Jeffery Wood, who was set for execution this evening for taking part in the robbery and murder of a convenience store

whisky 23
08-21-2008, 03:13 PM
Death Row inmate's lawyers cite mental illness in last-ditch appeal (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/5/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207188248)
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram © 08/21/2008) (Registration Required)
HUNTSVILLE — Lawyers for condemned prisoner Jeffery Wood say his mental problems led him to get involved in a robbery scheme that left a Hill Country store clerk dead. Attorneys for Wood were in the federal courts this week seeking permission to hire mental health experts to pursue their arguments that Wood is incompetent to be executed tonight. Texas courts have turned down Wood’s a

whisky 23
08-22-2008, 03:10 PM
Saving Jeff Wood - Opinion (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/11/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207401163)
(University Texas Daily Texan © 08/22/2008)
Anti-death-penalty activists and the friends, family and supporters of Jeff Wood scored a tremendous victory yesterday when a federal judge granted him a stay of execution. Though Wood's struggle against the state is far from over, gross injustice was not allowed to carry the day. Wood was condemned to death in 1996 for the murder of Kris Keeran, even though there is a consensus that Wood di

whisky 23
08-22-2008, 03:13 PM
Judge grants request to delay execution (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/6/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207393102)
(Kerrville Daily Times © 08/22/2008)
A Kerrville man condemned for the murder of a convenience store clerk did not enter the Texas death chamber Thursday. A federal judge granted a request to delay the execution of Jeffery Lee Wood. Wood, 35, was scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday for his role in the 1996 murder of Kerrville Texaco convenience store clerk Kriss Keeran, 31. Wood’s attorneys appealed to the federal court

whisky 23
08-22-2008, 03:13 PM
Stay Doesn’t Stop Death Penalty Protest (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/1/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207448247)
(Austin KLBJ 590 AM © 08/22/2008)
8/22/2008 Newsroom A small number of death penalty opponents didn’t let the stay of execution given to Jeff Wood stop them from protesting at the State Capitol. Matt Tedrow says there are still many issues surrounding the Wood case that need settling. "We’re not done here. We’re going to have to be back here…I don’t know when…in order to hopefully get him off death row permanently," he said.

whisky 23
08-23-2008, 05:13 AM
TX: Jeff Wood - Stay of execution: Groups champion ruling
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:01PM
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Stay of execution: Groups champion ruling
Judge grants Jeffrey Wood indefinite stay; hearing likely in 2009


By Michael Moran
Media Credit: Erika Rich

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Jazmine Scott protests the execution of Jeff Woods at the Texas Capitol on Thursday evening. Scott was there along with others against the death penalty.


Members of anti-death-penalty groups stood outside the Capitol and chanted, "They said death row; we say hell no!" shortly after U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia granted Jeffrey Wood an indefinite stay of execution Thursday.

In 1997, a jury convicted Wood as an accomplice in the murder of a convenience store clerk and sentenced him to death. Under the controversial Texas Law of Parties, individuals may be held responsible for a committed offense if they intended to promote or assist the crime.

Scott Sullivan, one of Wood's attorneys, said the judge issued a stay to determine if Wood is mentally ill or competent. Sullivan said Wood should not be executed because psychologists diagnosed him with emotional and psychological impairments. The state decided not to appeal the stay of execution, and officials transported Wood from Huntsville back to death row in Livingston, Texas.

http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2008/08/22/TopStories/Stay-Of.Execution.Groups.Champion.Ruling-3401584.shtml (http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2008/08/22/TopStories/Stay-Of.Execution.Groups.Champion.Ruling-3401584.shtml)

whisky 23
08-23-2008, 05:15 AM
Federal Judge, Chastising the Texas Courts, Orders a Stay
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:09PM
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Federal Judge, Chastising the Texas Courts, Orders a Stay of Execution
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
Published: August 21, 2008

HOUSTON — With only hours until his scheduled execution, a man won a stay Thursday when a federal judge granted him a hearing to determine whether he was mentally competent.

The condemned man, Jeffery Lee Wood, 35, was to be put to death Thursday evening for a killing committed by his partner in a 1996 robbery. But the execution was put off for at least six months by the decision of the judge, Orlando Luis Garcia of the Federal District Court in San Antonio, who suggested that he would hold the hearing next February or March.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/us/22texas.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1219388802-pIIP3fERTNlGit2O/4vBPA (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/us/22texas.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1219388802-pIIP3fERTNlGit2O/4vBPA)

whisky 23
08-25-2008, 10:45 AM
A reprieve for Jeff Wood (http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/publisher/19923/16/UHVibGlzaGVyIFVzZXI~/207676022)
(Corpus Christi Caller-Times © 08/24/2008)
Anti-death penalty activists and the friends, family, and supporters of Jeff Wood, on Texas' Death Row, scored a victory last week when a federal judge granted him a stay of execution. Wood's struggle against the state is far from over, but neither did gross injustice carry the day. Wood, 35, was condemned to death in 1996 for the murder of Kris Keeran, even though there is a consensus that Wood

charlie82
12-17-2008, 01:02 PM
How do you know that he didn't kill him?