Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Texas Prepares To Execute Kimberly Cargill (50)


Texas' highest criminal court has refused an appeal from an East Texas woman on death row for the slaying seven years ago of her developmentally disabled babysitter.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected 15 claims raised by 50-year-old Kimberly Cargill, who was convicted in Smith County in 2012 of causing the asphyxiation of 39-year-old Cherry Walker. Most of the claims contended Cargill's trial lawyers were deficient for not presenting evidence that Walker died of an epilepsy-related seizure rather than homicidal violence.

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