Supreme Court Rejects Jury Bible Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is refusing to consider a
murder case in which a jury foreman read passages of the Bible to
hold-out jurors who subsequently voted to impose the death penalty.
Without comment, the justices declined to consider whether the
jury foreman's conduct violated the rights of Jimmie Lucero, an
Amarillo, Texas, man sentenced to death after being convicted in
the shotgun slayings of three neighbors at their home in 2003.
The state of Texas argued that the Bible passage merely
duplicated instructions of the trial court.
A Texas jury took about five hours to decide on the death
penalty for ¼.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 30530924 -
Gray Television, Inc.