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Officials urge Perry to delay execution

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen current and former prosecutors and lawmakers urged Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate, to delay a condemned man’s execution to allow for DNA testing. Henry “Hank” Skinner was sentenced to death for the 1993 triple slaying of his girlfriend, who was beaten…

Polygamist Warren Jeffs guilty of child sex assault

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The leader of a polygamist sect, who made headlines in 2008 when police raided his Texas compound and took away over 450 children, was Thursday found guilty of sexually assaulting two young girls. Warren Jeffs, the spiritual leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of…

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