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Stay of Execution Recommended in Texas Murder Case

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Stay of Execution Recommended in Texas Murder Case

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Stay of Execution Recommended in Texas Murder Case

Stay of Execution Recommended in Texas Murder Case

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The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommends a 120-day stay of execution in the case of Frances Newton, who was scheduled to be executed Wednesday. Newton was convicted of killing her husband and two children in 1987, but a number of questions have been raised about how well she was defended and the evidence used to convict her. Now, it is up to Gov. Rick Perry to decide. Janet Heimlich reports.

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