Criminal Justice

Texas executes Pasadena man convicted of double murder in 3rd lethal injection this year

Rick Rhoades was convicted of killing two brothers 30 years ago, the day after he’d been released from prison on parole. His attorneys argued that racial bias in jury selection denied him a fair trial.

The execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas.
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The execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas.

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