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Sep 26, 2018

Texas Schedules Back-to-Back Executions of Prisoners Who Claim Innocence

Texas has sched­uled exe­cu­tions on con­sec­u­tive nights of two pris­on­ers who have long assert­ed their inno­cence. Troy Clark (pic­tured, left), who is sched­uled to be exe­cut­ed on September 26, 2018, was con­vict­ed and sen­tenced to death based on the chang­ing state­ments of a for­mer girl­friend who could have faced the death penal­ty under the Texas law of par­ties but was tried as an accom­plice and sen­tenced to 20 years in prison. Daniel Acker (pic­tured, right), sched­uled to be exe­cut­ed September 27, was con­vict­ed and sen­tenced to death based upon…