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Lawyers: Texas Inmate Facing Execution Lacked Legal Help

Attorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case and that he should be spared from being executed Thursday so his appeals can be reviewed more fairly.

TaiChin Preyor, 46, is set for lethal injection for fatally slashing 24-year-old Jami Tackett in 2004. She’s identified in court documents as his drug supplier.

If executed, Preyor would be the fifth inmate put to death in Texas this year and the 16th nationally.

Preyor’s lawyers, who were rejected by Texas courts and a federal judge in San Antonio, were at …read more

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