The Supreme Court this evening denied the application for stay of execution and petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by Larry Swearingen in the capital case Swearingen v. Texas, 19-5640. Texas executed Swearingen, who was sentenced to death for the 1998 murder of Melissa Trotter, by lethal injection at 6:35 p.m. CDT.

Posted in Swearingen v. Texas, Capital Cases, What's Happening Now

Recommended Citation: Katie Bart, Court declines to block Texas’ execution of Larry Swearingen, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 21, 2019, 7:10 PM),