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Should a convicted killer's childhood play a role in their punishment?

POSTED: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 7:31am

UPDATED: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 5:42pm

One convicted killer gets "a pass" with the executioner after judge rules his rocky childhood was to blame.

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Convicted of killing his best friend then strangling an old man for twenty dollars: one convicted killer gets a repreive from the executioner after a judge rules his troubled childhood was to blame.

East Texans talk back to our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier about the role a person's past should play in their actions.