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Texas court stops execution of Mark Robertson after claims of racist jury selection

The court issued a stay of Thursday's execution after his lawyers argued that Robertson's original trial lawyer discriminated against potential jurors who were black.

Mark Robertson was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of Edna Brau, along with life sentences for the murder of Sean Hill, Brau's grandson, and Jeffrey Saunders, a convenience store clerk.

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