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Appeals court commutes death sentence of Texas inmate

Added 09-16-20 02:03:02pm EST - “Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of a Mexican man after agreeing with findings that he was ineligible to be executed because of an intellectual disability.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Appeals court commutes death sentence of Texas inmate ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of a Mexican man after agreeing with findings that he was ineligible to be executed because of an intellectual disability.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals changed the death sentence that Juan Lizcano had faced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Lizcano, now 43, was convicted of capital murder in the November 2005 shooting death of 28-year-old Dallas Police Officer Brian Jackson.

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Jackson had been responding to a domestic disturbance call at the home of Lizcano’s former girlfriend when he was shot. He had been on the Dallas police force for nearly five years.

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