British woman on Texas death row should not get new trial, judge says

Linda Carty’s lawyers argued that she was denied due process in trial for 2002 kidnapping and murder of neighbor, but judge found evidence insufficient

A judge has recommended that a British woman on death row in Texas should not be granted a new trial, dealing a blow to her hopes of avoiding execution.

David Garner made his decision on Thursday after listening to closing arguments on Monday at the end of a hearing in which Linda Carty’s defence team argued that she was denied due process at trial because prosecutors allowed false testimony, failed to disclose evidence and hid the existence of deals with witnesses.

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