What You Need to Know if the Supreme Court Takes the Case of Duane Buck
The Marshall Project
April 20, 2016

“The U.S. Supreme Court will soon consider whether to hear the Texas case of Duane Buck, who was sentenced to die in 1997 for shooting his ex-girlfriend Debra Gardner and her friend Kenneth Butler while Gardner’s daughter pleaded, ‘Don’t kill my mama.’ His small army of advocates don’t dispute his guilt but argue he is facing the harshest possible punishment primarily “’because he is black.’”

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