Texas death row inmate Jose Briseno was issued a stay of execution by a Texas judge so his pen-pal from England could fly to the state to meet him before he was executed by lethal injection. Briseno's attorney, Richard Burr, said the stay "had to do with Jose's extraordinary ability to reach out to people all over the US and the world--as a pen-friend--to offer support and kindness."
(Source: communication from R. Burr, attorney for Jose Briseno, Jan. 16, 2009).
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