Texas Governor Rick Perry surprised the abolitionist community today and agreed with the recommendation of the Texas Board of Paroles and Pardons. Frances Newton will not be executed for at least another 120 days. Perry granted the stay to allow investigation into certain conflicting evidence in Newton's case (including alleged gunpowder on her clothing and concerns with ballistics). This makes today a very good day. No Texas smack down necessary...yet.
Governor puts woman's execution on hold