Friday, March 23, 2012

Joel Escobedo: Texas; Condemned killer may get new psychological review. (Impugned psychologist George Denkowski involved in case). AP;

STORY: "Condemned killer may get new psychological review," published by the Associated Press on March 21, 2012.

GIST: "The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has sent the case of a condemned killer back to his trial court in Houston to examine again claims the convicted man is mentally impaired and ineligible for execution. A jury in 1999 convicted Joel Escobedo of capital murder for robbing and fatally shooting a 65-year-old man at a Houston bus stop in 1998. The 50-year-old Escobedo is among more than a dozen inmates who wound up on Texas death row after they were examined by psychologist George Denkowski. He's been reprimanded by a state medical board for questionable evaluation methods in criminal cases."



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