Prosecution ‘Stands Mute’ At Texas Death Penalty Hearing

HOUSTON — Prosecutors on Monday told a judge presiding over an unusual court hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Texas that they won’t participate in the legal proceeding and will “stand mute” during the hearing.De…

HOUSTON — Prosecutors on Monday told a judge presiding over an unusual court hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Texas that they won’t participate in the legal proceeding and will “stand mute” during the hearing.

Despite the prosecution’s actions, the judge ordered the hearing to go forward and lawyers for John Edward Green Jr., the Houston man who asked for the proceeding, began calling witnesses.

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