Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Reason # 1084 Why I Thank God I Don't Live In Texas

The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from a death row inmate in Texas who claimed his constitutional rights were violated by jurors who consulted a Bible during deliberations.

Jurors reviewed a biblical passage relating that a murderer who used an iron object to kill "shall surely be put to death." They were deciding whether to impose a death sentence on Khristian Oliver for fatally shooting and bludgeoning his victim with the barrel of a gun.

The court previously has said that jurors should base their verdicts only on evidence presented in the courtroom.


1 comment:

Eternal Vigilance said...

I think we should all just start playing with their collective minds. Like spreading rumors that Chuck Norris was Jesus' son & grew up ranch-handling dinosaurs in Amarillo.