>Users:   login   |  register       > email         > people    


Condemned Texas inmate set to die next week gets reprieve
By kristv.com
Published: 08/22/2017

(AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has halted next week's scheduled execution of a man condemned for the rape-slaying of an 11-year-old Dallas girl in 2005.

The court said in a brief order Monday it wanted additional review of arguments that 45-year-old Steven Long is mentally impaired. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled mentally impaired people may not be executed.

Long was set for lethal injection Aug. 30 for the slaying of Kaitlyn Briana Smith. She disappeared May 21, 2005, after spending the night at a friend's home in her Dallas neighborhood. Her body was found in a plastic bag under a nearby vacant mobile home.

Read More.





Comments:

No comments have been posted for this article.


Login to let us know what you think

User Name:   

Password:       


Forgot password?





correctsource logo




Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of The Corrections Connection User Agreement
The Corrections Connection ©. Copyright 1996 - 2017 © . All Rights Reserved | 15 Mill Wharf Plaza Scituate Mass. 02066 (617) 471 4445 Fax: (617) 608 9015