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Supreme Court stays execution of San Antonio killer
San Antonio Express-News ^ | 07/07/2004 | Maro Robbins

Posted on 07/07/2004 4:43:00 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

The U.S. Supreme Court has put on hold the execution of a San Antonio man while the justices decide whether to consider issues he raised on appeal.

Troy Kunkle had been scheduled to die tonight for the 1984 slaying of a Corpus Christi father of two young daughters.

After he killed Stephen Horton, trial testimony showed, Kunkle recited from "No Remorse," a Metallica song: "Another day, another death, another sorrow, another breath."

Kunkle has appealed on grounds that he does not deserve the death penalty. It was not immediately clear which issue or issues the high court will consider.

The former Roosevelt student was 18 at the time of the crime and has been on death row nearly 20 years.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: deathrow; execution; scotus; troykunkle
"....has been on death row nearly 20 years."

Well, that's way too long!

1 posted on 07/07/2004 4:43:00 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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Damn, we've got to bring our standards up to those of Cuba. Fidelito gets 6 says from trial to execution and covers all appeals that are required.

What, does the court want to make sure he got the Metalica lyrics correct? Imagine the pain this causes to the relatives of the victim. In any other societal relationship causing another, the victim's family, this much pain and offense would be a really big deal and would have neocommunist lefties complaining like crazy.

2 posted on 07/07/2004 4:53:55 PM PDT by Tacis (,)
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