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Harris County leads Texas in life-without-parole sentences as death penalty recedes, By Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle
"Life without parole became an option because of a turnaway from the death penalty," said Elizabeth Henneke executive director of the Lone Star Justice Alliance. "It was considered a more humane option than the death penalty and increasingly juries seemed to be uncomfortable with death as the only option.
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