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State Rep. Dutton renews uphill fight to abolish the death penalty in Texas

Every legislative session since 2003, Harold Dutton of Houston has filed at least one bill to end capital punishment in Texas. It’s often been a lonely quest.

State Rep. Harold Dutton, D-Houston, is shown in the Speaker's Committee Room on May 17, 2013.

Every legislative session since 2003, state Rep. Harold Dutton, D-Houston, has filed at least one bill to end capital punishment in Texas. It’s often been a lonely quest.

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Read Texas Tribune coverage of the death penalty in Texas:

  • The U.S. Supreme Court said it would review the legal complexities in a Texas death penalty case, where a man killed a 5-year-old and her grandmother.
  • Bobby Moore: The U.S. Supreme Court appeared fairly split along party lines in a Texas death penalty case that focuses on how to define intellectual disability among death row inmates.

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