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One Day Before Convicted Killer's Set to Die, Craig Watkins Asks for Stay of Execution

How much does the Dallas County District Attorney's Office agree with defense attorneys that convicted murdered Roderick Newton had his rights violated during his 2000 trial? So much so that District Attorney Craig Watkins has agreed to a stay of execution in order to litigate the Brady violation involving the withholding of exculpatory evidence -- in this case, a missing statement from an accomplice. It's all contained in this motion to dismiss, in which the District Attorney's Office rejects the other defense claims, among them the one involving mental retardation.

Newton State Motion Dismiss

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