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USA (Texas): Further Information on: Death penalty / Legal concern: Frances Elaine Newton

, Index number: AMR 51/172/2004

Frances Newton was given a 120-day reprieve by Texas Governor Rick Perry on 1 December, a few hours before she was scheduled to be executed. A day earlier, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles had recommended by five votes to one that Governor Perry grant the reprieve.

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