Senate Bill Filed to End Death Penalty Under Law of Parties

For the first time, a Texas Senator has filed a bill that would prohibit death sentences for people convicted under section 7.02(b) of the Penal Code, (the law of parties). The bill was filed by Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and Senator Eddie Lucio Jr signed on as a co-author. Until this session, a law of parties bill had only been filed in the Texas House. We will let people know when a committee hearing is scheduled on the senate or house bills.

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