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Texas executes Chris Young, who fought the state parole board in a final appeal

The death row inmate claimed that the parole board likely rejected his clemency petition because he was black. The argument highlighted a long-standing criticism of clemency in Texas.

Chris Young, sentenced to death for the 2004 shooting of Hasmukh Patel.

A veiled decision

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