Next Tuesday, April 16, the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence will hear testimony on HB 2458 that would prohibit seeking or imposing the death penalty on the basis of a person’s race.

Next Tuesday, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will also hear testimony on HB 189 by Rep Dutton that would affect what is allowable testimony in death penalty cases.

(b) Testimony of an informant or of an alleged accomplice of
the defendant is not admissible if the testimony is given in
exchange for a grant or promise by the attorney representing the
state or by another of immunity from prosecution, reduction of
sentence, or any other form of leniency or special treatment.
Article 38.14 does not apply to accomplice testimony described by
this subsection.

(c) A statement against interest made by the defendant to a
person who at the time of the alleged statement was in custody with
or imprisoned or confined with the defendant is admissible only if
the statement is corroborated by an electronic recording.




COMMITTEE:   Criminal Jurisprudence

TIME & DATE: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

PLACE:       E2.016
CHAIR:       Rep. Abel Herrero

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