NPR logo

High Court Hears Texas Death Penalty Case

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1537512/1537513" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
High Court Hears Texas Death Penalty Case

U.S.

High Court Hears Texas Death Penalty Case

High Court Hears Texas Death Penalty Case

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1537512/1537513" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in a death penalty case from Texas. Justices will consider whether the conviction and sentencing of Delma Banks were tainted by errors. Banks was convicted of killing a 16-year-old boy, but there are many questions about how his defense was handled. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.