Texas’s top criminal court has thrown out the death sentence of the state’s longest-serving death row prisoner. Seventy-year-old Raymond Riles, who is African American, was sentenced to die for murdering a Houston used car salesman in 1974. Riles suffers from mental illness and has been repeatedly deemed too mentally incompetent to be put to death.
Court Throws Out Death Sentence for Raymond Riles, Texas’s Longest-Serving Death Row Prisoner
HeadlineApr 15, 2021