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Three decades of capital punishment in Texas

Since 1982, state has executed 477 men and women

Thirty-five years ago today, the state of Utah executed Gary Gilmore by firing squad and restarted the death penalty in the United States. Texas followed suit, reinstating capital punishment in 1982 and quickly becoming home to the nation's busiest execution chamber.
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Jan 18, 2012, 11:44 am
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We here in Arizona could learn a lot from Texas’ example. We’ve been waiting a quarter-century for Frank Atwood to be executed, and his execution is no where in sight. Perhaps Arizona is now using natural causes as their preferred execution method.

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