Posted by | August 27, 2016 09:31 | Filed under: Good News Politics

The death penalty is, thankfully, in decline in America.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday halted the upcoming execution of Ronaldo Ruiz, who was set to be put to death on Aug. 31.

Texas was set to execute Ruiz, a hit man in the 1992 murder of a 29-year-old woman. Ruiz, 43, was set to die by lethal injection on Aug. 31 after he was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Theresa Rodriguez.

Ruiz would have become the sixth inmate to be executed in Texas in 2016…

This marks the longest period Texas has gone without killing inmates since 2014, when no executions took place for nearly five months amid furor over Oklahoma’s botched execution of Clayton Lockett and legal challenges related to Texas’ drug secrecy…

In a year already marked by fewer executions, Texas is the only state with executions scheduled for the remainder of 2016. Other active death penalty states are grappling with a variety of obstacles ranging from the effect of Supreme Court rulings earlier this year to drug shortages and the fallout from botched executions.

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  • StoneyCurtisll

    Executions do not bring the victims back to life..
    And I doubt if it makes the victims family’s feel any better…

    My opinion is only my opinion…

    • Larry Schmitt

      The word you always hear is “closure.” But I doubt the families get any more closure from an execution than they would knowing the killer is behind bars for life. And a lot of families actually turn out to be against execution. Another killing doesn’t bring peace. And there’s always the cases where DNA proves he didn’t do it at all. Many have been executed because the states were out for blood.

    • bpollen

      The loss of one innocent person to execution outweighs the benefit of ALL state-sanctioned murders.

  • Um Cara

    Hillary Clinton needs to move to the left of freaking Texas, by God. I don’t get how folks who consider themselves civilized can support murdering people they have absolute control over. Killing someone you have in stuck a cage is not like shooting back at someone shooting at you. It’s barbarism.