The Death Penalty

As Texas Prepares To Execute Quintin Jones For Murdering His Great-Aunt, His Relatives Hope For Last-Minute Reprieve

Jones was sentenced to death in 2001 in Tarrant County after he fatally beat his great-aunt, 83-year-old Berthena Bryant, with a baseball bat. But two relatives say they’ve forgiven him and want his sentence commuted to life in prison.

Texas death row inmate Quintin Jones is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening. He was convicted of killing his great-aunt.

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