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Cesar Fierro spent 40 years on Texas death row. A court tossed his sentence Wednesday for faulty jury instructions.

Fierro was sentenced to death in El Paso in 1980 for the murder of a taxi driver.

Cesar Fierro has been on death row in Texas since 1980 for the 1979 murder of a cab driver in El Paso.

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