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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Execution of Robert Lee Thompson

Thursday, November 19, 2009  •  Press Release

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the execution of Robert Lee Thompson:

“After reviewing all of the facts in the case of Robert Lee Thompson, who had a murderous history and participated in the killing of Mansoor Bhai Rahim Mohammed, I have decided to uphold the jury’s capital murder conviction and capital punishment for this heinous crime. There is no reason to set aside the capital murder conviction handed down by a Texas jury and upheld by numerous state and federal courts.”

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