Criminal Law

Death Sentence Overturned For Intellectually Disabled Man

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the death sentence for Charles Brownlow, a man who killed five people – including burning one to death.

Brownlow’s sentence was overturned and sent back for a re-hearing.

In 2013, his shooting spree began leaving a female victim dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Less than a half hour later, a Terrell firefighter observed a house on fire on the 300 block of Stalling Street, just a few blocks away from the initial shooting. After the fire was extinguished, another woman’s body was discovered inside the home. Police said the fire was clearly arson and established a connection between the two crimes.

Read the source article at dfw.cbslocal.com

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