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Texas executed Quintin Jones for murdering his great aunt. Supporters questioned if race played a factor in his clemency rejection.

Relatives of Jones and his victim pleaded for the state to spare his life, but the Texas parole board declined. His lawyer argued that was because Jones was Black, since a white man in a similar situation was spared.

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