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Court Throws Out Death Sentence for Raymond Riles, Texas’s Longest-Serving Death Row Prisoner

HeadlineApr 15, 2021

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.

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