TX - Linda Carty Texas Death Row inmate

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  1. kemo

    kemo Well-Known Member

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    The case of Death Row inmate Linda Carty has become a "cause celebre" in the UK. It seems that Linda is a British Subject. The claim is that she is factually innocent and is being railroaded. Apparently she has run out of appeals and is in real danger of execution.

    All of the sources I have found present the case in a "pro-defendant" light. The prosecution's theory of the crime is that Linda arranged to have three aquaintances kill the victim in order to "steal" her three day old baby and claim it as her own; apparently in hopes of persuading her boyfriend not to leave her. The three aqaitances testified against her and did not get the DP. There was no physical evidence. The primary evidence against her was her boyfriend who claimed that she said she was pregnant with his child in the months leading up to the killing. There was also a neighbor who claimed that she said she was pregnant.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Carty

    http://www.fairtrials.net/cases/spotlight/linda_carty/
     
  2. KayElJay

    KayElJay Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Much more @ the link: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...340431.php?t=5034ad2406&cmpid=twitter-premium
     
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    Everyday Grace New Member

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    Harris County under the tenure of former DA Chuck Rosenthal.

    No surprise that allegations of prosecutorial misconduct may have merit.

    One of the few positive legacies of the Rosenthal years is the development of reporting from the Chronicle as some of the best in the state and the entire country.
     
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    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...ds-no-misconduct-by-Harris-County-9198999.php
     
  5. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Court rejects appeal from British woman on Texas death row

    "HOUSTON – ...The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the ruling of a lower court, which rejected Linda Carty's arguments that prosecutors had coerced witnesses and improperly hidden information that could have affected the outcome of her capital murder trial....

    The appeals court ruling supported the findings of District Judge David Garner, who decided in 2016 that Harris County prosecutors should have turned over some witness statements to Carty's trial lawyers, but that the evidence was overwhelming and wouldn't have changed the trial's outcome. Garner also determined that prosecutors didn't knowingly use perjured testimony or allow untrue testimony at the trial.

    In a concurring opinion joined by two other appeals court judges, Judge Bert Richardson wrote that while Carty's lawyers contended that prosecutors committed "egregious misconduct," those claims weren't supported in the court record.

    "None of the evidence eliminates her or even casts reasonable doubt on her role as a party to this offense," Richardson wrote.

    She does not yet have an execution date..."

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/07/court-rejects-appeal-from-british-woman-on-texas-death-row.html
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    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Supreme Court turns down appeal from British woman on Texas death row

    Nov. 18, 2018

    "The Supreme Court last week turned down an appeal from a British woman sentenced to die for a Harris County murder-kidnapping, moving the case one step closer to a possible execution date.

    Linda Carty was sent to death row in 2001 after she was convicted of masterminding a plot to murder her 20-year-old neighbor and steal the woman's baby in order to save her own common-law marriage.

    In the years since the killing of Joana Rodriguez, Carty has consistently professed her innocence, insisting she was railroaded by prosecutors who failed to turn over evidence and coerced witnesses to win a conviction.

    Yet the nation's highest court has now turned down her most recent appeal without comment, refusing to review the argument that the combination of bad lawyering and "egregious prosecutorial misconduct" was enough to make a difference in the outcome of the case...."

    Supreme Court turns down appeal from British woman on Texas death row
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    Linda Carty - On Death Row [Prison Documentary]

    Jun 11, 2018



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