Execution in Texas NPR's Janet Heimlich reports John Paul Penry is slated for execution tonight in Polk County Texas for a rape and murder he committed in 1979. Many experts attest Penry is mentally retarded and his lawyer, Bob Smith, is appealing Penry's execution to the Supreme Court.
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Execution in Texas

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Execution in Texas

Execution in Texas

Execution in Texas

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Janet Heimlich reports John Paul Penry is slated for execution tonight in Polk County Texas for a rape and murder he committed in 1979. Many experts attest Penry is mentally retarded and his lawyer, Bob Smith, is appealing Penry's execution to the Supreme Court.